Our Mission: Foster international understanding, friendship, cooperation, and meaningful relationships while promoting peace through mutual understanding, one individual and community at a time.
Through partnerships with our sister and friendship cities, student exchanges and culturally diverse programs, along with the support of our elected officials, we are helping to foster peace through people-to-people connections and understanding throughout the world.
Two deeply-held convictions unite us in common purpose. First, is our belief in effective and responsive local government as a principal bulwark of freedom. Second, is our faith in the great promise of people-to-people and sister city affiliations in helping build the solid structure of world peace.
~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower
On September 11, 1956, President Eisenhower brought Americans representing all walks of life to Washington D.C. to attend a White House Conference on Citizen Diplomacy.
If you have a community in Virginia Beach and are interested in sisterhood, please contact Maria Weissenseel at (757) 385-1080.
Learn more about Olongapo, The Philippines.
Learn more about Ards and North Down Borough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Learn more about Miyazaki City, Japan.
Learn more about Moss, Norway.
Learn more about Waiblingen, Germany.
Learn more about our Friendship City San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.