60th Anniversary Sister Cities International Conference

The City of Norfolk flag was proudly displayed at the opening ceremony of the 60th Anniversary celebration for the annual Sister Cities International Conference held in Washington, DC July 14-17.   Our PassPORT 2015 event was awarded the Innovation: Arts &...
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Norfolk, England Sister City Committee Hosts Membership Social

Gerry Roth, Chair of the Norfolk, England Sister City Committee, organized the Summer Membership Social for Norfolk Sister City Association. This lovely outside reception was held on June 26 in the Picnic Pavilion of Norfolk Botanical Garden. The café at the Five...
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Norfolk Sister City Association Celebrates Two Weeks with Cagayan de Oro Delegation

Ten delegates began their two week stay with a welcome reception hosted by the Solinap Family. The first working session for the delegation was a full debriefing by Norfolk Public School officials. The day included tours of Child Nutrition and Transportation.  ...
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NATO Fest 2016

Thank you to our incredible members and volunteers who came out to help man Booth 47 – NSCA Booth:  Cheryl McGarrigle; Guia Caliwagan; Nora Dorsey, Edna Moll; Liana Fleming and Robert...
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Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

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Tema, Ghana

Welcome

Toulon, France

Bienvenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Welcome

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Maligayang pagdating

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Willkommen

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Welcome

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

欢迎

About The Norfolk Sister City Association


The Norfolk Sister City Association was founded in 1976 and is a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington D.C. The Association is a non-profit civic organization which coordinates the activities of Norfolk's sister cities program. Its purpose is to foster international understanding, friendship and cooperation through people-to-people exchanges and long-term partnerships between Norfolk and its sister cities. The association aims to involve a broad spectrum of the community in citizen diplomacy and to be a catalyst for linking counterpart organizations in Norfolk with its sister cities to enable them to conduct exchanges of mutual interest.

Upcoming Events



  • July 12, 2016 - September 30, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On September 13, 1976, Norfolk Sister City Association became an acknowledged entity by the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since that time we have developed into the largest Sister City organization in Hampton Roads, managing ten international relationships across four continents. To ensure the continued success of these and other programs, NSCA (more…)


  • September 14, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

September Board meeting – please make every effort to attend. We will working on the budget and Board nominations. If you have items  – Sister City Committee baskets to donate for the Annual International Luncheon & auction – this is a great time to drop them at the office! (more…)

Join The Norfolk Sister City Association Today 

Individual

$30/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
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Family

$50/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
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Ambassador

$250/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 1 complimentary dinner at Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary NSCA logo gear
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Benefactor

$500/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 2 complimentary dinners at Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary NSCA logo gear
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Corporate Member

$500/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 1 complimentary dinner at Annual Meeting
  • Logo Displayed in Quarterly Newsletter
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Corporate Benefactor

$1000/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 2 complimentary dinners at Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at NSCA Events
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA) is to foster international understanding, friendship, and cooperation by promoting people-to-people exchanges and continuing relationships between Norfolk, Virginia and its international sister cities.

Goals

Norfolk Sister City Association is a non-profit citizen diplomacy organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between Norfolk, Virginia and international communities. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.

Actions

We provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.

We create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.

We stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.

We partner with businesses and organizations in Hampton Roads which share similar goals.