Second Lady Karen Pence showing the audience her self-protrait

Spring Leadership Meeting Sharpens Focus, Intensifies Mission of Sister Cities International


Blog contributed by Lori Ann Reinhall of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association. Click here to view the original blog post on medium.

Guests enjoy dancing along to live music played by the Mood Swings. Photo ©Patri

2017 Inaugural Gala


The second in Sister Cities International (SCI) history, the 2017 Inaugural Gala was a triumphant success with over 400 guests including Ambassadors, diplomats, elected officials, community leaders, and sister city members.

Photo courtesy of Angelo Rondello © 2016

Music as International Language: Seattle Music Exchange Project Strengthens Sister City Ties


Blog contributed by Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.

Inaugural Gala

Sister Cities International's Inaugural Gala Brings Together Ambassadors, Elected Officials, and Community Leaders in Washington, DC on January 17


WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2017) – On January 17, Ambassadors, diplomats, municipal officials, and community leaders will join Sister Cities International (SCI) at the 2017 Inaugural Gala in Washington, DC.


Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton Presents Inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award to Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International, Inc.


WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2017) – Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs,  will present the Bureau of Public Affair’s first annual Citizen Diplomacy Award at a ceremony to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the U.S. Department of State.

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