2014 Annual Awards Winners


Best Overall Program

Population Less than 25,000: Sebastopol World Friends

Population Between 25,001 - 50,000: The Corvallis - Gondar Sister Cities Association

Population Between 50,001 - 100,000: Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee

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

Population Between 300,001 – 500,000: Sister Cities Association of Virginia Beach

Population Greater than 500,001: Chicago Sister Cities International



Arts and Culture

  • Population Less than 100,000: Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Association
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Tachikawa - San Bernardino Sister City Committee Inc.
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Ulaanbaatar - Denver Sister Cities Committee
Economic Development
  • Population Less than 100,000: City of Hinesville
  • Population Greater than 500,001: City of San Antonio
Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Population Less than 100,000: Sister Cities Association of Sarasota

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Richmond Sister Cities Commission
  • PopulationGreater than 500,001: Milwaukee County / Buffalo City

Youth and Education

  • Population Less than 100,000: Sister Cities Essex Haiti, Inc.
  • Population Between 100,001 - 500,000: Eugene - Chinju Sister City Committee
  • Population Greater than 500,001: Fresno Sister Cities

Volunteer of the Year

Starr Hurley, Sister Cities International Northern California

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