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Sister Cities

The People-to-People Program, initiated by President Eisenhower in 1956, promotes the friendship of people regardless of race, creed, or color, by the establishment of Sister Cities. The Program offers each community, its citizens, its organizations, and the city itself a chance to participate in the fascinating and rewarding field of international relations. There is also a humanitarian opportunity to be involved in the constructive process of building world peace.

Language, art, ideas, music, youth programs, and dozens of other activities can be carried out by any person or organization in the community.

By truly gaining a respect and understanding of our culture, we can begin to see the world and its many cultures as less confusing and more cohesive and we begin to see ourselves better.

There are personal, municipal, and national reasons for joining this unique and exciting movement that offers active participation in the building of a friendlier world.

View a video about the Sister Cities program. 

Contact Us

Takako Wakita
Chair
(805) 964-7559
wakita@cox.net
Barbara Ellis 
Vice Chair
(805) 
898-0245
Marti Correa de Garcia  
Recording Secretary
(805) 965-8561
Linda Gunther
City Representative
(805) 564-5318
lgunther@santabarbaraca.gov

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016