Chicago Sister Cities


Chicago Sister Cities powered by LHI

From Sister Cities International, Inc.: Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International serves as the national membership organization for over 500 individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States with relationships in 2,000 communities in 140 countries. This sister city network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers who work tirelessly to promote peace and understanding through programs and projects focusing on arts and culture, youth and education, economic and sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance.

From Chicago Sister Cities International: In 1960, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley signed the first Sister Cities agreement with Warsaw, Poland. In the 1970s and 1980s, Chicago signed with seven additional Sister Cities. In 1990, former Mayor Richard M. Daley enacted an executive order to establish a volunteer Board of Directors, launching over 20 years of increased community engagement and a rapid growth in Sister City relationships. Since then Chicago has established official relationships with a total of 28 cities in almost every region of the world.

Chicago’s 28 sister cities:

By utilizing the programs and contacts the City of Chicago has formally established LHI enhances the sister cities outreach programs zeroing in on programs LHI is working with to better interact with those within Chicago’s global family.