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Sister Cities

 

The City of West Bend has three sister cities:

 

Aisho Japan

Pazardjik Bulgaria

Heppenheim Germany

 

A sister city, county, or state relationship is a broad-based, officially approved, long-term partnership between two communities, counties, or states in different countries.

 

A sister city, county, or state relationship becomes official with a signing ceremony of the top-elected officials of the two local jurisdictions, following approval by the local city councils (county commissions or state legislatures), as appropriate.

 

Sister city partnerships have the potential to carry out the widest possible diversity of activities of any international program, including every type of municipal, business, professional, educational, and cultural exchange or project.

 

Sister city programs are also unique in that they inherently involve the three main sectors in a community:

 

  • Local government
  • Businesses
  • Wide variety of citizen volunteers (and civil society or non-profit organizations.)

 

Click here to learn more about Sister Cities International.

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