Congratulations Norfolk County, UK Sister City Committee on a Successful Outbound Delegation

In addition to tea at Norfolk County Hall with the County Council and assorted department heads, our delegation celebrated the centenary anniversary of the Rotary Club of Norwich. The delegation toured assorted cultural sites and famous local businesses.  This...

June 12, 10:00 am Republic of Philippines Independence Day Celebration

Free and open to the public - come join our Cagayan de Oro Sister City Committee in this family friendly affair!

Soiree en Blanc canceled due to weather

Bonsoir,   I am so sorry to say that tomorrow’s weather leaves us no choice but to cancel this year’s Soirée en Blanc. Alas, given that venue and our rental materials must still be paid, we are unable to offer refunds to our guests. I would like to take this...

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

  • Esbjerg Breakfast
    July 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

You are invited to participate in an exploratory meeting to consider a twinning between the Cities of Norfolk, VA and Esbjerg, Denmark. Shared interests include: Offshore Wind Industry Maritime Commerce Higher Education Resiliency Arts & Culture (more…)

  • August 8, 2022 - August 9, 2022
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We’ll be in person. We need everyone to do their utmost to attend. We need to start thinking about next year! Budgets Programs New Board members (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.