Sister Cities International Awards the 2019 Dwight D. Eisenhower Peace Prize to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2019) – Sister Cities International is honored to present the 2019 Eisenhower Peace Prize to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Ms. Kennedy Townsend will receive the prize at Sister Cities International’s 2019 Annual Conference Opening Ceremony and Parade of Flags on Thursday morning, July 17 in Houston, Texas. Every year Sister Cities International awards the Eisenhower Peace Prize to a nationally recognized leader whose lifetime of public service exemplifies, epitomizes, and promotes the value of the citizen diplomat in the timeless, noble cause of ...

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Sister Cities International To Host Africa Forum at 2019 Annual Conference in Houston

WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2019) – Sister Cities International (SCI) will be hosting an Africa Forum during the 2019 Annual conference, which will be held July 17th- 19th at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Houston, Texas. The forum will be held offsite at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs of Texas Southern University on Wednesday, July 17th. This event will allow participants to find out how to build partnerships with Africa; meet the Houston-Luanda Sister Cities Association, the only African sister City of Houston; meet representatives and potent...

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BRENDA BRUMFIELD TO RECEIVE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD AT SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Washington, DC, (July 10, 2019) –Sister Cities International is honored to announce that State Representative Brenda Brumfield will receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Annual Awards Dinner and Gala in Houston, Texas. Each year, Sister Cities International presents the Distinguished Service Award to extraordinary individuals who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have made significant contributions to society through the communities they serve. “The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for those State Representatives who have worked ...

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S. JAVAID ANWAR TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD AT SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Washington, DC, (June 27, 2019) –Sister Cities International is honored to announce that S. Javaid Anwar will receive the Distinguished Leadership Award at the 2019 Annual Awards Dinner and Gala in Houston, Texas. Each year, Sister Cities International presents the Distinguished Leadership Award to extraordinary companies and individuals who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have made significant contributions to society through the communities they serve. “The Distinguished Leadership Award is reserved for those who have worked to make a remarkable ...

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OLIVIA CONNOR WINS SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL’S YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

WASHINGTON, DC – Olivia Connor of Nashville, Tennessee has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Youth Leadership Award. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Olivia Connor has been involved in Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) since 2016.  She applied to be a Student Ambassador to Caen, France and was accepted into the summer program.  She was an ...

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MAXINE HANKINS CAIN WINS SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

WASHINGTON, DC – Maxine Hankins Cain of Lansing, Michigan has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Maxine Hankins Cain, Ed D, an Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission (LRSCC) member for 20 years, is a former teacher and school administrator who always stressed the importance of ...

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Long Beach, California Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Youth and Education

WASHINGTON, DC – Long Beach, California has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Youth and Education for a city with a population greater than 100,000. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. In August 2018, the Sister Cities of Long Beach, Inc., (California) through its Long Beach-Qingdao Association (LBQA), provided support for ...

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Grand Junction, Colorado Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Youth and Education

WASHINGTON, DC – Grand Junction, Colorado has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Youth and Education for a city with a population of 25,001- 100,000. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Grand Junction Sister Cities started their scholarship program in 2009 after the community’s Mesa Ciudadana, or Citizens’ Roundtable, ...

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Grand Junction, Colorado Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Professional and Technical Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC – Grand Junction, Colorado has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Professional and Technical Assistance for a city with a population of 25,001-100,000. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Animal health is directly related to human health, especially when animals are free to roam, as they are in Grand Junctio...

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Lakeland, Florida Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Humanitarian Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC – Lakeland, Florida has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Humanitarian Assistance for a city with a population greater than 100,000. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Lakeland Sister Cities made great strides to provide rehabilitation and treatment to deaf or hearing impaired people in their sister city, ...

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