2012 Annual Awards Winners


Best Overall Program

Population Less than 25,000: Fountain Hills Sister Cities Corporation

Population Between 25,000 - 50,000: Hot Springs Sister City Program

Population Between 50,001 - 100,000: Corvallis-Uzhhorod Sister Cities Association

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

Population Greater than 500,001: Fort Worth Sister Cities International



Arts and Culture

  • Population Less than 100,000: Brighton Sister Cities
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Tacoma Sister Cities Council
  • Population Greater than 500,001: City of San Antonio
Sustainable Development
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Long Beach - Manta Sister Cities
  • Population Less than 100,000: Duluth Sister Cities International

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Population between 100,001 - 500,000: Minneapolis-Eldoret Sister City Program
  • PopulationGreater than 500,001: Houston-Karachi Sister City Association

Youth and Education

  • Population Less than 100,000: Palm Desert Sister Cities Foundation
  • Population between 100,001 - 500,000: Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Denver Sister Cities International, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year

Kathleen Borland, Chicago Sister Cities International

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