Young Global Citizens – Kitakyushu Committee

  Elizabeth Hughes and Saqqara Carroll, two of our high school students who participated in the Governors School for the Arts trip to Kitakyushu, Japan last fall presented a program on their experience to students at the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont on...

Spring Open World Delegation from Ukraine Focuses on Veterans’ Affairs

From April 11-21 our delegates spent full days examining a variety of issues concerning veterans - health care; post service education; entrepreneurship; post service employment - we are indebted to our community partners including: City of Norfolk; Old Dominion...

NSCA Members Support WHRO During 2018 Spring Radio Pledge Drive

Without the support of our community partners, like WHRO we would be unable to provide the quality programs we offer the residents of the City of Norfolk.         A fun time is always had by all. Don't forget that now is the time for the Summer TV Pledge...

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

  • 2018 Annual International Luncheon
    October 7, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Come help us celebrate our 42nd Year! We will present our annual awards and review our many accomplishments. This year’s speaker, Roger Mark De Souza, President & CEO, Sister Cities International, will address the topic of resiliency in a global economic environment.    Our 2018 Global Citizen Award will be presented to David Renfro, Craig-Renfro (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.