AUBURN'S SISTER CITIES PROGRAM - "Connect Globally, Thrive Locally"
The Auburn Washington Sister Cities Association (AWSCA) is a community based organization providing opportunities for City of Auburn, Washington, residents to develop relationships with the peoples of the world through cultural exchanges, educational programs and community events.
What is a Sister
The Sister Cities program was created by President Eisenhower in 1956 to promote peace. The idea was for "individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States" to link up with the citizens of other countries in an effort to bring about "citizen diplomacy." It's a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Who runs Auburn's Sister City
The Sister City program is coordinated by the Auburn Washington Sister Cities Association (AWSCA), an independent, nonprofit organization under the direction of a Board of Directors with representation from the City of Auburn, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Tourism Board, Auburn School District, Green River Community College and each established Sister City Committee. AWSCA provides the framework for each of the Auburn Sister City committees to engage in fostering international relations through cultural and business exchanges, educational and recreational programs.
How does a Sister City get
Proposals to establish new Sister City relationships are presented to the AWSCA Board and current City Administration for consideration. This includes submitting a profile of the proposed Sister City, identifying a sponsoring organization and listing the group of volunteers who will develop the Sister City relationship.
Be a Citizen Ambassador -
join Auburn's Sister Cities Association!
To get involved contact Auburn's Sister City Liaison Duanna Richards.
Auburn Washington Sister Cities Association
PO Box 2124
Auburn WA 98071
Email Duanna Richards
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Auburn's Sister Cities
Pyeongchang, South Korean
Mola di Bari, Italy