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Sister Cities Program

Recognizing the need to foster goodwill and understanding between Irvine’s residents and the people of other nations, the City established this international program to engage Irvine’s diverse community. The City strives to involve a full spectrum of Irvine residents who can gain from and contribute to the Sister Cities Program.

A sister city relationship is a broad-based, long-term partnership approved by the top-elected officials of the two communities in two nations. These relationships have the potential to generate tourism and investment, as well as trade, educational and cultural exchanges.

City of Irvine Sister Cities

Tsukuba, Japan

Hermosillo, Mexico

Membership in Sister Cities International

Since initiating its Sister Cities Program in 1989, the City of Irvine has been affiliated with Sister Cities International (SCI), the nation’s premier citizen diplomacy network. As the national membership organization for sister city, county, and state programs, SCI serves as America’s official agency linking more than 2,500 communities in 126 countries worldwide. Through global community partnerships and volunteer action, it aims to realize the people-to-people principles espoused by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. If you would like more information or are interested in getting involved, please contact:

Emma Evans
Multicultural Affairs Coordinator
City of Irvine
One Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 19757
Irvine, CA 92623-9575
Phone: (949) 724-6340
Fax: (949) 724-6045
E-mail: eevans@cityofirvine.org