Norfolk Sister City Association - Peace Through People

Young Artists Showcase 2021

Despite COVID, Sister Cities International is able to continue the tradition of our beloved YAYA event by making everything virtual.  Norfolk Public Schools was able to collect submissions in the category of 2-D; photography and literature. You can view this...

Norfolk Sister City Association and the Norfolk County, UK Committee

extends wishes of deepest sympathy, respect and love to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, and the people of the United Kingdom, on the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 

Our Norfolk County, UK Sister City Committee plans to celebrate St. George’s Day in style!

April 23 is observed as St. George's Day. St. George is the patron saint of England.  As such, and because life is slowing returning to normal thanks to COVID vaccines, our Norfolk County, UK Committee is celebrating with an English tea.  This event will...

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 - June 30, 2021
    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…)

  • April 23, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April 23 is St. George’s Day – the patron saint of England. Join us for an English Tea to celebrate St. George’s Day.  We’ll be on the back patio of Norfolk Yacht. Attendance is limited to 24. We’ll be at tables of four. Facemasks are required when not seated and eating. In addition to scones (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.