Sister Cities Committee
The Sister Cities Committee of Forest Grove was founded in 1988 to bring about understanding and a sense of mutual interest and purpose among the peoples of Forest Grove and similar cities of foreign nations through the exchange of people, ideas, and things. In this way, we hope to contribute to world peace and international cooperation. The Committee is comprised of volunteers from the business community, students, educators, homemakers, and public servants.
The Sister Cities Committee of Forest Grove continues to build a cultural bridge as it welcomes a student delegation annually and an adult delegation every other year. Many of these experiences continue to grow the future of global understanding and our continued friendship with our Sister City.
- Larisa Nefedov, Chair
- Nicole Nowlin, Vice Chair
- Kermit Anderson, Secretary
- Doreen Stenson, Treasurer
- Malynda Wenzl, Mayor (Council Liaison)
- Joyce Phillips, Comms and Program Assistant (Staff Liaison)
- Rich Blackmun, Volunteer
- Linda Allen
- Jackie Anderson
- John Beechwood III
- Sig Unander
A member board sets the policies for the Sister Cities Committee of Forest Grove. These board directors are elected to a two-year term by a vote of the membership at their annual meeting. The Sister Cities Committee develops and implements program activities to enhance goodwill and deepen mutual respect between the peoples of two great cities and nations. New committee members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, email Forest Grove / Cornelius Chamber of Commerce or visit us at the Forest Grove / Cornelius Chamber of Commerce Site.
The Forest Grove Sister Cities Committee currently does not have any fundraising activities planned at this time.
- Access more information on the Nyuzen Delegation Visits
- For more information, please visit: the Chamber of Commerce - Sister Cities
- To be added to our email notification list, please email the Sister Cities Committee
Consider making a donation! Even the smallest contributions have a significant impact in helping us ensure the continued success of our sister cities exchange program! Donation Form (PDF). The Sister Cities Committee is a community-based organization, working under the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce, to foster international community involvement and people-to-people relationships between the City of Forest Grove and the Town of Nyuzen, Japan.
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