Norfolk Sister City Association celebrated its Annual Membership Meeting

at O'Connor Brewing on December 11.  Thank you to our Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Sister City Committee (and our counterparts in Halifax for menu assistance). A grand and festive time was had by all. We welcome new Board members: Mina Barberis; Risë Flenner;...

Happy New Year!

The Board and Directors and Staff of Norfolk Sister City Association wish you a healthy, peace filled and successful 2020.  Please remember to check our website and Facebook page for program updates throughout the year.  If you aren't already a member, make...

Happy Holidays

from the Board of Directors and Staff at Norfolk Sister City Association

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

  • January 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

  Our Kochi, India Sister City Committee will present a program to the 6th grade students at the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont. We thank our community partner – for their support and for a grant that makes this program possible. (more…)

  • February 10, 2020
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Remember that  attendance counts toward our Board participation competition.  Board meetings have moved to the second Monday of the month.  (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.