The Sister Cities Advisory Board advises the Mayor and all involved city
departments concerning the establishment and maintenance of sister city
relationships between the City of Bellingham and cities of other countries.
The Board's responsibilities include:
- Advising the Mayor in developing and maintaining relationships with
- Assisting in the task of bringing representatives of sister cities
to the community and assisting as hosts.
- Assisting in creating an atmosphere encouraging community support
and participation in sister city programs.
- As appropriate, participating as delegates in visits to sister
Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the
Mayor's Board Room on the second floor of City Hall in Bellingham. Meetings
generally last approximately one and one-half hours. Time requirements
outside the meetings may vary, depending on activities such as staff
exchanges, Ski to Sea, cultural exchanges, anniversaries, etc. See
Meetings and Events for
currently scheduled meetings.
The Board consists of no more than fourteen members, appointed by the
Mayor. The term of office is three years. No compensation is paid to members
of this Board. All members must be a Whatcom County resident for at least
two years. The board has several ex-officio positions comprised of members of various government and educational organizations.
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