Norfolk Sister City Association celebrated its 41st year with its Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction

Scott Jackson, General Manager, Virginia International Festival, provided our key note address.    2017 Citizen Diplomacy Award was presented to Polly Owens, Assistant City Clerk, City of Norfolk  2017 Global Diplomacy Award was presented to Visit Norfolk Our 2017...

Norfolk County, England Hosts a Succesful British Trivia Night

Under the able leadership of our new Norfolk County, England Sister City Committee Chair Meriel Burgess Wright, forty-six people enjoyed a fun filled night of British trivia and beer drinking at O'Connor Brewing.                                                       ...

Congratulations on a successful 5th Annual Soiree en Blanc

Our Toulon, France Sister City Committee and the volunteers who make Soiree outdid themselves once again. The weather was perfect! For the first time, we held the event at a private residence. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the Hardee clan! Save the date 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

  • January 6, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

This is our welcome and orientation for the seven new NSCA Board members who represent the class of 2018. They will come at 10:00 am and receive two hours of background and training over good things to eat and hot things to drink. At noon, our Sister City Committee Chairs will join in. During the (more…)

  • April 17, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We return to the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to enjoy an evening of celebrity chef cuisine and international entertainment.  We will celebrate the return of Lantern Asia to   . We are proud to announce the following list of restaurant participants: Cuisine at Slover representing Norfolk County, England Bardo Edibles and (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.