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Milwaukee's Sister Cities

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"The City of Milwaukee currently enjoys five sister city relationships. These international partnerships promote cultural, educational and economic exchanges, which strengthen our understanding of the world in which we live and do business."    - Ald. Joe Davis, Sr., Chair, Sister Cities Committee
       
Milwaukee's Sister City Initiative


 

View our Sister Cities brochure

Milwaukee has officially affiliated with Sister Cities International, a program with over fifty years of promoting people-to-people diplomacy. As a result, our city-to-city relationships, including former friendship cities and unofficial sister cities, are now moving forward.

Carora, Venezuela, our most recent Sister City, join the ranks of three other Sister Cities relationships Milwaukee is fostering. There may be many more to come as residents of the city, local officials and business people come to recognize the benefits of people-to-people diplomacy in an age of contested borders.

Explore Milwaukee's Sister Cities

 

Click to open Insight Milwaukee program about Sister Cities.

 

This Insight Milwaukee program explores the workings of the Sister Cities committee, the legislation that brought our current Sister Cities to the table and the citizen groups actively involved in creating and sustaining this grass roots diplomacy movement.

 


Photos of uMhlathuze Vistors to Milwaukee

Sister City Signing Ceremony with uMhlathuze, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa at City Hall, Thursday, May 1, 2008. Mayor, Councilor AZ Mnqayi of uMhlathuze, KwaZulu Natal, and Mayor Tom Barrett signed the agreement documents, joined by members of the uMhlathuze, KwaZulu Natal delegation, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. and other Milwaukee officials and special guests. 

Photos of Galway Visitors to Milwaukee

Photos of Morogoro Visitors to Milwaukee

 

Sister City Signing Ceremony with Morogoro, Tanzania at African World Festival, August 3, 2007. Mayor Romanus Ishengoma of Morogoro and Mayor Tom Barrett signed the agreement documents, joined by members of the Morogoro delegation, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., Ald. Joe Davis, Sr. and other Milwaukee officials and special guests.


 

2009 Sister Cities News Releases

Mar. 23  MEDIA ADVISORY: Carora to Confirm Sister City Status
Mar. 20  MEDIA ADVISORY: Carora to Confirm Sister City Status

2008 Sister Cities News Releases

Aug. 14  MEDIA ADVISORY: City To Reaffirm Irish Ties That Bind
   May 1  Ald. Davis Honors Sister City Agreement With Council Resolution
Apr. 29  City Hall Ceremony To Mark Signing of Sister City Agreement With South African City

2007 Sister CIties News Releases

 Aug. 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: Sister City Agreement To Be Signed During Ceremony At African World Festival
July 30  First Sister Cities Pact With Tanzania To Be Signed This Week

2006 Sister CIties News Releases

June 13   Venezuela's U.S. Ambassador To Meet City Officials, Discuss Possible Business & Cultural Ties 
  July 19   Mayor Of Carora, Venezuela To Discuss Possible Sister City Agreement, Meet With City Officials
    Apr. 4   Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice To Appear At City Hall
  Feb. 20   Call For Milwaukee - Venezuelan Cooperation

 

The Sister Cities Committee

CHAIR
Ald. Joe Davis., Sr.
(Chair of the Common Council Community and Economic Development Committee)
MEMBERS
Eric Gass
 (representative of Commissioner of Health, Bevan Baker)
Leslie Silletti (representative of Mayor Tom Barrett)
Al Durtka (representative of the International Institute of Wisconsin)
Charles Vang (public member, appointed by Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr.)

 

Sister Cities Ordinance

Application

Sister Cities International Website

Contact the Sister Cities Committee: Chris Lee, clee@milwaukee.gov