2019 Engage Norfolk

Thank you Councilwoman Andria McClellan for organizing this event. It was the second year Norfolk Sister City Association participated.  We experienced great traffic passing by our booth. Our Vice President & Education Committee Chair, Gloria Hagans;...

Congratulations to our 2019 Young Artists Showcase Winners

This year's topic was Global Citizens: Resilient Communities.  Thanks to the efforts of our Board member, Georgeanna Fellio, Senior Coordinator for Arts, Norfolk Public Schools, over 100 students submitted pieces for this juried competition. Participating schools...

Norfolk County, UK Committee Hosts the Annual Meeting

Thank you Committee Chair, Meriel Burgess Wright for the efforts put forth by your committee. Irene Wegner did a fabulous job cooking a classic English Pub dinner. Thank you to Best of British for supplying us with Christmas...

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

  • March 13, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  Our Board Secretary will run the meeting. Staff will take the Minutes. If you haven’t done the following please make the time to do so: Pay or renew your dues Get tickets for Experiencing Ghana, March 16 at the Murray Center Buy / sell tickets for PassPORT, April 11 at Sheraton Waterside (more…)

  • 5th Annual Experiencing Ghana Celebration
    March 16, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Taste ‘N See Catering, Murray Center, 455 Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA Please join Norfolk Sister City Association and our Tema, Ghana Committee as we celebrate our 5th Annual Experiencing Ghana event. Celebrate by wearing your African attire; tasting authentic Ghanaian fare; viewing an Afro-Centric fashion show (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.