Sister Cities International launches new brand!

Member exclusive webinar: Brand Relaunch

Important information! Board of Directors elections

RFPs due: 2015 Annual Conference

56th Annual Conference video!


May 19, 2012

Southern California Sister Cities
International Open Board Meeting

July 12-14, 2012

56th Annual Conference, Jacksonville,

July 17, 2012

Fort Worth Sister Cities International
Board Meeting









Sister Cities International 

launches new brand!

In order
to better promote the work of our members, and the importance of citizen
diplomacy, Sister
Cities International 
has launched a new logo, tagline and
website. The new brand was officially launched on May 16th at the
National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The new brand will enhance our communications outreach and increase our
ability to share the power of our sister cities network with the entire
world. To read President and CEO Mary D. Kane’s remarks at the
launch, click here.

Visit our website to
see the new look of citizen diplomacy for the new millennium!


Member exclusive webinar:

Brand Relaunch


Cities International 
hosted a member-exclusive webinar on May
15th on the brand re-launch. The webinar consisted of an overview
of Sister Cities
 2012 initiatives and the importance of the
rebranding to our members. It was followed by an in-depth explanation of the
new logo, tagline and various components of the new website. The webinar also
had a step-by-step run through of the “members only” area of the new

Did you miss the May
15th webinar? Don’t worry! 
You can view a recording
of the webinar by clicking HERE. If
you have any questions after viewing the webinar, please feel free to reach
out to staff directly at
Stay tuned
for the next webinar announcement in June!


Sister Cities International

Board of Directors Elections

On June 1, 2012, the primary contact for each Sister Cities International member
organization will be mailed a packet that includes the appropriate number of
ballots for their community and a form for the community to certify
individual representative(s) to cast votes on its behalf.

Please note that if you choose to mail the votes, ballots must be received at
the designated post office address and be postmarked by June 28, 2012. If
voting in person, communities must certify their voting representatives and
alternates prior to the annual meeting (July 12-14, 2012). Certifications
must be received on or before July 5, 2012. For detailed instructions on
how to vote; either in person or by mail, click here.

Also, get to know the candidates before voting during a webinar on June 8,
2012 at 2:00pm EST. To register for the webinar, please CLICK

Questions? Please contact Carol Robertson Lopez at

RFPs due:

2015 Annual Conference

Deadline extended!
Applications due Friday, June 1!

note that eligible cities interested in hosting the 2015 Sister Cities International Annual
Conference & Leadership Meeting MUST submit their RFPs by Friday, June 1 to
take part in the competitive bidding process. For more details: CLICK

Questions? Contact
Anna Valero,

Director of External Affairs at or 202-347-8632.

Check out our new 56th
Annual Conference video!

July 12-14, 2012

Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida




Want to expand the global reach of
your sister city, county, or state program? Sister Cities International’s 56th
Annual Conference July 12-14, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL is just for
you! View a special message on the conference from President & CEO
Mary D. Kane HERE!

The conference seminars will focus on economic development, entrepreneurship,
sister city best practices, volunteer training and recruitment, and social
media to arm you with the tools and resources to continue strengthening your

Register NOW at

Questions? Contact Anna Valero, Director of External
Affairs at


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