Welcome to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission
The Little Rock Sister Cities Commission serves to foster relationships between the City of Little Rock and its Sister City partners across the globe by promoting mutual cross-cultural understanding, providing regular interaction and informational exchange, and creating economic development opportunities.
The Commission envisions a future where Little Rock citizens and their international partners understand, appreciate, and accept the unique characteristics of their Sister Cities’ history, culture, and goals to achieve global harmony.
The 13-member commission, which is appointed by the Little Rock Board of Directors, is responsible for maintaining relationships with our Sister Cities. Commissioners are appointed to five-year terms on the commission. The duties of the Commission are to develop guidelines and programs for Sister City relationships, to further public awareness of other cultures, emphasizing cultural, historical and economic development with Little Rock’s Sister Cities.
Sister Cities are selected on the basis of common interests that may relate to cultural, educational, or commercial relationships. Where possible, there has been an attempt to match the size of the Sister City with that of Little Rock. Each relationship carries a sense of potential, as future interchanges may lead to greater benefits.
Every other year, representatives from each Little Rock Sister City are invited to come to Little Rock to be welcomed and greeted by both private and government officials. The visits range in length from three to five days and involve a mixture of official events and informal tours of the city and neighboring areas. Visits are aimed at enriching the Sister City relationship and providing opportunities for individuals with common interests to meet and discuss cross-cultural and economic opportunities.