Congratulations Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander

for being recognized at the annual Impacting Lives Breakfast presented by the New Journal & Guide. The event took place at The Murray Center on October 26, 2019. Norfolk Sister City Association was honored to sponsor a table.

Norfolk Sister City Association Welcomes its First Rumsfeld Fellows Delegation

Thank you to the Open World Leadership Center for sharing this opportunity.  The six member delegation learned much thanks to the generosity of The City of Norfolk; Department of Economic Development; Slover Library; Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance...

Another successful Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction!

Thank you to all who attended and shopped at the auction. Thank you to our faithful business partners who supported the auction with their generous donations of merchandize and services. All auction income supports our scholarship and education programs! Silent...

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

  • December 11, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Sister City Committee is organizing this year’s Annual Meeting (AKA the not Christmas “Christmas Party”).  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm O’Connor Brewing Company In addition to conducing the membership’s regular business of voting in our new Board members and welcoming our new officers, we will celebrate (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.


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.


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.