Lakewood Sister Cities Association


Ordinance No. 175 - 06/15/98


The general duties and responsibilities of the Sister Cities Committee shall be as follows:

  1. The powers and duties of the Sister City Committee generally shall be to recommend to the City Council the policies and objectives for the overall sister cities program.
  2. Develop and recommend to the City Council criteria, objectives and guidelines for the selection of sister cities.
  3. Plan, develop, promote, and coordinate sister city activities, including but not limited to visits of individuals and exchanges of delegations; educational and informational exchanges and events with sister city communities, their nations and their cultures.
  4. Develop a comprehensive work plan showing the activities of the Committee, showing how the activities of the Committee will further the objectives of the sister city program; and indicating how the Committee plans to fund its activities in the future.
  5. Review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities, when applicable.
  6. Conduct fund raising for sister city activities and programs.

Association Membership

Open to any Washington State resident interested in sister cities activities or functions.

Board Members

Elected annually in April.

Terms of office

3 year terms



For further information

Visit Lakewood Sister Cities Associaton   or Contact Economic Development at (253) 589-2489.