What is Mesa Sister Cities Association?
The Sister City movement became a national effort when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the People-to-People program at the White House conference in 1956. Today, over 2,500 U.S. cities in all 50 states are liked with citites in 134 different countries. For more than half a century, the Sister Cities program has broadened its areas of focus from educational and cultural exchanges to include technical assistance, trade and economic development.
Mesa joined the Sister City movement in 1981 with the creation of the Mesa Sister Cities Association. As a non-profit 501c(3) organization MSCA signed their first Sister City charter with Guaymas-Mexico in 1981. Since then, Mesa has linked with Upper-New Zealand (1983), Caraz-Peru (1989), Kai Ping-China (1993) and Burnaby-Canada (1999).
These invaluable partnerships offer a forum for fostering mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, social, educational and economic exchanges between the people of Mesa and people of our Sister Cities.
What does Sister Cities offer?
- Programs and Conferences
- International Travel
- Person-to-person diplomacy
- Opportunity to promote Mesa's global image
- Annual festivals and events
- Performances and exhibitions
- Art and Culturl Exchanges
- Business and trade partnerships
- International commerce development
Youth and Education
- Students Exchange
- Teacher Exchange
- Youth Committee
- International Aide Projects
Would you like to join Mesa Sister Cities? Contact Anne Bielecki via email at firstname.lastname@example.org