WHY JOIN ROANOKE VALLEY SISTER CITIES? Roanoke Valley Sister Cities provides connections to four continents and seven different countries through its artistic, educational, medical, municipal, social, humanitarian and business exchanges. Our most recent exchanges and events include welcoming a guest artist exhibit and a business intern from St-Lô, France; sending a youth delegation and medical students to Wonju, South Korea; hosting a municipal delegation from Lijiang, China; featuring delicious Polish food at an Opole, Poland, booth at the annual Local Colors Festival; aiding a widow and orphans home in Kisumu, Kenya; visiting with municipal and university officials in Pskov, Russia; and providing financial aid to an orphanage for children with AIDS in Florianópolis, Brazil. HOW DOES SISTER CITIES WORK? Each of our seven Sister Cities committees is as varied as the people who share its activities, limited only by their imaginations and dreams. Our ‘umbrella’ corporate board, responsible for policy and business matters, includes the chairperson of each Sister City committee, a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and 3 members at large. Each Sister City committee chooses its own projects and brings them to life. Working cooperatively with Roanoke City & County governments, schools, universities, churches, civic/service clubs and with community festivals (e.g. Local Colors), Roanoke Valley Sister Cities can make a difference. For more information please visit our website.