Sister Cities Commission

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The Commission is composed of representatives from the following areas: 

  • 1 from business community
  • 1 from higher educational institution
  • 1 citizen representing each sister city (4)
  • 5 citizens at large
  • 1 from K-12 educational institution 
  • 1 youth representative
  • 1 youth cultural exchange (coordinator)

The charge of the Commission is as follows:  Plan and coordinate Sister City activities; seek private funding for activities and operations; promote Sister Cities to the community; establish guidelines for future Sister Cities; establish subcommittee for each Sister City; advise and oversee staffing; and evaluate need for non-profit entity.

Sister City Commissioners

Terri DiCintio
Poggio a Caiano representative

Emily Martin 
Besancon representative
Justin Reid
Winneba representative
Higher Education Representative
Tami Keavney
Business representative
Kate Kogge
K-12 representative
Joan Clarke
Patrick Cory
James Potter
Dave Norris
Amanda Folsom
Douglas Moseley
Andrew Pollard
Youth representative

Staff liaison: Kyna Thomas, Clerk of Council


Third Thursday, monthly
City Hall Basement Conference Room (alt. - 2nd Floor Conference Room)

Application for the 19-20 Grant

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission (CSCC) is now accepting grant applications for projects. The Commission invites Charlottesville nonprofits, arts organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals to apply for project funding up to $4,000.  The grant application deadline is November 22, 2019

For more information on the Charlottesville Sister Cities Program, please visit our website.