Norfolk Sister City Association Prepares for the Next Five Years

Like all well run organizations, Norfolk Sister City Association is in the process of developing its next five year strategic plan.  Thank you for Joe Buchard for once again guiding us through the process.  Thank you to Peter Shaw for helping us with...

Amazing Greek Olive Oil for Sale

Dias Niki Olive Oil, extra virgin olive oil from Ancient Olympia Greece, is made from only the best of the crop of estate-grown Koroneiki olives, pressed within hours of being ‘harvested. The Dias Niki Orchard is on property adjacent to the original, sacred Olympic...

Congratulations Caroline Ervin, Granby High School and Natalie Eden, Lake Taylor High School- SCI YAYA Winners

We want to extend a huge congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2020 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the...

Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

Kaliningrad, Russia

Tema, Ghana

Toulon, France

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

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



  • Olive Oil Sale
    September 7, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

  For a limited time, we are offering this product in one liter and half liter bottles. Orders must be picked up in person at Norfolk Sister City Association office, 800 East City Hall Avenue, 1st floor. ID and face mask are required for entry. (more…)


  • November 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are almost there. Beginning November 16, we will hold two hour sessions for the remaining Mondays in November to complete our next five year plan that we will implement on January 1, 2021.  These sessions will take place via Zoom.  The link will be sent a day or so prior.  (more…)


  • November 30, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are almost there. Beginning November 16, we will hold two hour sessions for the remaining Mondays in November to complete our next five year plan that we will implement on January 1, 2021.  These sessions will take place via Zoom.  The link will be sent a day or so prior.  (more…)

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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.