Tempe Sister Cities hosted a reception to honor President Gjorge Ivanov of the Republic of Macedonia on April 25, 2013. This was the first time Tempe Sister Cities has hosted a reception for a president of a country. It was a beautiful event held at the Hackett House.
President Ivanov was impressed with the different displays in each room of Hackett House, representing the many cities that have twinned with Tempe. Later President Ivanov was presented with a cowboy hat by Dick Neuheisel who promised him a horse on his next visit.