Sister City Relationships Advisory Commission

The Sister City Relationships Advisory Commission Repealed

The Dubuque City Council repealed this commission on December 18, 2017 in favor of transitioning Sister City Activities to the Dubuque Convention and Visitors Bureau / Travel Dubuque.

Through annual renewal of a Contract Services Agreement, the City will partner with Travel Dubuque to administer Sister City activities with our three Sister Cities of Dornbirn, Austria; Handan, China; and Pyatigorsk, Russia.  One City Council member serves on the Sister City Committee as the City's official representative, and the City Clerk serves as the City's staff liaison.


  • To facilitate and maintain economic and cultural exchanges with the City’s officially recognized international Sister Cities
  • To explore potential relationships with cities where a Sister City relationship may be mutually beneficial
  • To engage partnerships with the business community and education institutions that will enhance Sister City relationships 

Agendas and Minutes - November 2010 through November 2017

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
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Minutes are available following approval. 
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Click here to learn more about the Sister City Program.