May YGC Programs

Granby High School Students and 2016 Wilhelmshaven Exchange participants Daisy Wegener and Jelanie Williams enthralled 50 5th grade students at Granby Elementary with tales of their exchange experience. These rising middle school students received encouragement to...

May 2017 State of the City

Norfolk Sister City Association was proud to sponsor a table for the annual State of the City Address. Congratulations Mayor Alexander for an outstanding first year!

4th Annual PassPORT a Resounding Success!

Taking place at The Main on April 18, 2017, we had more than 400 guests and our best Board of Directors participation ever.  Congratulations to Critic’s Choice Winner Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas; Best Interpretation Omar’s Carriage House  and People’s...

Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

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



  • October 11, 2017 - October 25, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please make every attempt to attend this meeting. Our focus will be the budget for FY18 and Board nominations. (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

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

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

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

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

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

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.