Sister City Relationships
SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL
Mission: Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding & cooperation - one individual. one community at a time.
Sister Cities International traces its roots to 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a people-to-people citizen diplomacy initiative. Sister Cities International is a nonprofit, citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities to increase global cooperation at the local level while promoting sustainable development, youth involvement, cultural understanding, and humanitarian assistance. The Sister Cities International network represents more than 2,500 communities in 137 countries around the world.
SISTER CITY - DUBUQUE HISTORY
Initially, a group of citizens formed a Sister City Committee that built upon partnerships with contacts both in Handan and Pyatigorsk. These partnerships led to the formation of official relationships and a delegation visit to Handan.
On November 1, 2010, the City Council officially formed the Sister City Relationships Advisory Commission by Ordinance No. 59-10 to include ten (10) at-large residents of the City and two (2) members of the City Council. On January 11, 2011, Ordinance No.1-11 was adopted which increased the membership to thirteen (13) at-large residents of the City and two (2) members of the City Council.
SISTER CITY TRANSITIONS TO CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU / TRAVEL DUBUQUE
On December 18, 2017, the Dubuque City Council repealed the Sister City Relationships Advisory Commission by Ordinance No. 46-17 on December 18, 2017 in favor of transitioning Sister City Activities to the Dubuque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. 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
OUR SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIPS:
Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Francophile/Francophone Cities Network
Click here to learn more about the Sister City Relationships Advisory Commission.