On May 8, 1961, T.M. Jacka, Laurium Village President, was authorized to send a Resolution of Friendship by order of the Village Council to Evanghelos Koutalidis, Mayor of Lavrion, Greece. The resolution explained how the Village derived its name and a copper urn was sent to the citizens of Lavrion. A similar declaration was sent to Laurium on May 12, 1961. It was written in Greek on parchment and signed by Mayor Koutalidis. The declaration remains on display in the council chambers of the Laurium Town Hall.