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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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 ...

Read More


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, ...

Read More


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...

Read More


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, ...

Read More


Palo Alto, California Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Business and Trade

WASHINGTON, DC – Palo Alto, California has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Business and Trade 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. Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto, California facilitated the first forestry-based carbon offset transaction between the United States and Mexico, ...

Read More


Jasper, Indiana Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Business and Trade

WASHINGTON, DC – Jasper, Indiana has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Business and Trade for a city with a population less than 25,000. 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. The idea of importing wine from Pfaffenweiler, Germany, to Jasper, Indiana was generated during a discussion held at a joint Sister Cities & ...

Read More


Fort Worth, Texas Wins Sister Cities International’s Innovation Award for Business and Trade

WASHINGTON, DC – Fort Worth, Texas has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Business and Trade 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 the fall of 2018, Fort Worth Sister Cities International, Wild Acre Brewing Co. collaborates with the city of Trier, Germany to introduce the ...

Read More