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Mayor's Welcome












Mayor Brandon Whipple

Honorary Chair of Wichita Area Sister Cities


Message  from Mayor Whipple (click here) 


Mayor Brandon Whipple

Wichita City Council

(316) 268-4331


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President's Welcome













Message from our President (click here)


Teresa Molina

President 2022-2023

Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) 




To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.




Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) pursues exchanges with its sister cities in the following areas of interest:


Diplomatic - Mayor and City Council delegation visits


Cultural - group and individual exchanges


Educational - university programs for language development


Professional - ballet, music, chef, etc.


Tourism - group and individuals


Economic - searching business opportunities


Strategic Goals


Consistent with Sister Cities International, our strategic goals are:


  1. Cultural Exchange

  2. Partnership Building

  3. Business & Trade

  4. Community Development

  5. Youth & Education


More information from Sister Cities International



Sister Cities International


Notice Board

- Click the following links to visit the WASC Facebook page or the pages for Mexico , China or France

- Click the following link to complete your membership form, save it, and email it to, then click the link "Pay dues & events" at the top of the page. 

Upcoming events







May 8th at 11:30 AM: Facebook event link for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration - PDF of program - click here

Past events







Entre Nous Facebook link:

In 2023, WASC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of our strong relationship between Wichita and Orléans, France.

In August 1944, American soldiers, including the 137th Infantry from the Kansas 35th Division, liberated the people of Orléans, France from the Nazi occupation. Thus began the friendship between our two cities and, in 1973, Wichita and Orléans formally became Sister Cities.

Spearheading this 50th anniversary celebration was an international partnership during the month of February which included both the Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) and the Orléans-Wichita association, alongside WSU’s School of Music and French Department and their counterparts across the pond, the Orchestre Symphonique d’Orléans.

Together, WASC and WSU produced concerts and masterclasses in both Orléans and Wichita. In honor of this historic anniversary, the concerts featured music from American and French composers. Here are the Youtube videos of the two WSU concerts featuring Vincent Mitterrand:

February 19th - Vincent performed in the Faculty Artist Chamber Music Chamber recital featuring WSU French faculty for the 2nd half. Click here for the link to this concert. 

February 21st - Vincent performed the "Concerto for Trumpet" by French composer Henri Tomasi with the WSU Wind Ensemble. Click here for the link to this concert. 



Our Wichita musicians, Gerald Scholl and Dominique Corbeil, are back from their visit in Orléans, France! Here are some pictures of Gerald Scholl and Dominique Corbeil's visit to Orléans (see below).





Events from previous years: 

- Kaifeng China Delegation:  November 29-December 2nd, 2022. Pictures from meeting with Mayor Whipple and Wichita Art Museum.










35th Anniversary of our Sister City relationship with Kaifeng, China




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WASC Gerald Scholl and Dominiaque Corbeil in Orleans Feb 2023 with Keeper of the Plains.JP
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Cities (click arrows to scroll through cities)

Chair: Douglas Miller
Meets: 1st Sat Noon Watermark Books
Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30 PM
Meets: 2nd Monday 
5:30 PM

See our Riverfest page for more details.

Economic Value of Sister Cities

Recently, ValueIdeas LLC published a report, "Measures that Matter," for Sister Cities International on the economic value of Sister Cities nationally and for particular cities. It is well worth reading.

Download PDF.

Join Sister Cities


Meet visiting delegates from China, France or Mexico and participate in official visits to our Sister Cities; make business, cultural or educational contacts; stay informed about visits and scholarships; practice your Spanish, French or Mandarin; and much more.


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