What is a Sister City?
A Sister City is a broad-based, officially approved long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. A Sister City relationship becomes official with a signing ceremony of the top-elected officials of the two local jurisdictions, following approval by the local city councils. Sister City partnerships have the potential to carry out the widest possible diversity of activities. They share in exchanges of ideas and actions typically associated with Culture & Arts, Students & Education, Community Development & Assistance, and Commerce & Technology. The deeply personal relationship between any two Sister Cities can take on almost any form that is mutually beneficial. It is a chance to practice and reap the rewards of citizen diplomacy first described by the Sister Cities Founder, President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.
The Dierdorf, Germany relationship was formally established by Mayor Wally Nichols on June 25, 2005.
Dierdorf is nestled in the Westerwald region of Germany. Ruins of ancient civilizations are being discovered in monasteries , abandoned clay pits and basalt quarries. Dierdorf is known for its pottery works and ceramics museum, lush woodlands, small lakes and outdoor activities.
Ataco El Salvador
The Ataco, El Salvador relationship was formally established by Mayor Wally Nichols on Nov 8, 2007.
The colonial city of Ataco was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and is located in the mountain region of El Salvador called Ruta de las Flores (Route of the Flowers), which typifies the beautiful flora surrounding the coffee fields in the cooler mountains. The coffee is rated with less acid often blended and mixed with other coffees.
The Zamosc, Poland relationship was formally established by Mayor Linda Kavanagh on June 28, 2014.
Zamość, a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe, was founded in the 16th century by chancellor Jan Zamoysky with state-of-the-art Italian architectural brilliance and is called the “ideal town” for its colorful venues, bustling amphitheaters, and long-lasting military history. The unique culture of Zamość continues to flourish, with beautiful plays, concerts, and dances that occur in the town square on a regular basis.