Sister Cities

Purpose
The purpose of a Sister City relationship is to exchange information, arts, culture, resources and assistance between the two cities.

The City of Richmond has established three Sister City relationships: Shimada, Japan in 1961; Zhoushan, China in 1993; and Regla, Cuba in 1999. The City of Richmond is also a member of the US Cuba Sister City Association and Sister Cities International. These support associations assist our sister city projects and exchanges with continuing resources, information and tools to maintain and enhance the programs.
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“Two deeply held convictions unite us in common purpose. First, is our belief in effective, responsive, local government as a principal bulwark of freedom; second, is our faith in the great promise of Sister City affiliations in helping build the solid structure of world peace.”
-President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sister City Commissions & Committees

City Meetings Contact Information
Regla, Cuba Meets every second Tuesday, 1:30pm
City Hall, Shimada Room
440 Civic Center Plaza
Dates and times are subject to change.
Staff Liaison
510-620-6581
Email
Shimada, Japan Meets every first Wednesday, 7:00 pm
City Hall, Shimada Room
440 Civic Center Plaza 
Staff Liaison
510-620-6581
Email
Zhoushan, China Phone for meeting information
City Hall, Shimada Room
440 Civic Center Plaza 
Staff Liaison
510-620-6581
Email

Sister City Support Association


Sister Cities International