2011 Annual Awards Winners


Best Overall Program

Population Less than 25,000: Sister Cities of Greenfield (IN)

Population Between 26,000 - 50,000: Lexington Sister Cities Commission

Population Less than 100,000: Duluth Sister Cities International

Population Between 100,001 - 300,000: Lexington Sister Cities Commission

Population Between 300,001 - 500,000: Long Beach-Qingdao Association

Population Greater than 500,001: Chicago Sister Cities International



Arts and Culture

  • Population Less than 100,000: Sister Cities Yorktown
  • Population Less than 100,000: City of Carbondale Sister Cities
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Fort Wayne Sister Cities International
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Fort Worth Sister Cities International
Sustainable Development
  • Population Between 100,001 - 300,000: Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International
Sustainable Development– Energy
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Population Less than 100,000: Sister City Association of Prescott
  • Population between 100,001 - 500,000: Burbank Sister Cities Committee
  • Population between 100,001 - 500,000: Omaha Sister Cities Association

Youth and Education

  • Population Less than 100,000: Owensboro Sister Cities/Regions
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Fort Worth Sister Cities International

Volunteer of the Year

William West, Owensboro Sister Cities/Regions 

Disability Advocacy

Population Greater than 500,001: Phoenix Sister Cities Commission 

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