As the global marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, the City of Cleveland is looking to establish relationships that move beyond ceremonial, and , instead, provide future exchange of business, culture and educational opportunity.
The Mayor’s Office determines the potential for a successful partnership between Cleveland and applicant cities based on the following:
The ability to develop and maintain the relationship
The potential to provide cultural, educational and economic initiatives that are mutually beneficial
Cities interested in establishing a formal Sister Cities International partnership with the City of Cleveland do so through the Office of Government Affairs.
The Process of Establishing a Sister City Partnership
A proposal for a Sister City relationship should include supporting material that clearly supports why a City should be considered for an official Sister Cities International partnership.
Examples of supportive documentation can include:
Books, Maps Illustrations and city promotional material
Video, DVD and CD-ROM, including PowerPoint presentations
Documentation should display information regarding business, culture and educational opportunity
We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.