Annual International Luncheon & Silent Auction October 2

David White, Executive Director, Virginia Maritime Association is our speaker. WHRO will be honored with our Global Citizen Award. Raylene Baumgart, Cagayan de Oro Sister City Committee Chair will be honored with our Global Diplomat Award. 2022 Best Program is Open...

Norfolk Sister City Association Celebrates Another Successful COIL Delegation

Thank you to our host families and professional partners who enabled our six member delegation of psychologists from Poland, August 12-20, to learn more ways to expand their support of Ukrainian refugees.  We are grateful to the Congressional Office for...

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

  • 2022 Annual International Luncheon
    October 2, 2022
    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come help us celebrate our 46th Year! We will present our annual awards and review our many accomplishments. This year’s speaker is David White, Executive Director, Virginia Maritime Association.  The talk will provide an update on the Hampton Roads maritime industry.  This is an exciting time for the City of Norfolk and the Hampton Roads (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.