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Mayor's Welcome












Major Jeff Longwell

Honorary Chair of Wichita Area Sister Cities


Since 1973, we have worked diligently to strengthen our relationships with each of the four cities – Cancun, Mexico; Orleans, France, Kaifeng, China; and Tlalnepantla, Mexico. WASC continues to serve as a catalyst for educational and city-to-city exchanges that have enriched our ties abroad and I thank you for your diligence.




Mayor Jeff Longwell

Wichita City Council

(316) 268-4331


President's Welcome



Welcome to our website.  It reflects our devotion to the mission and purpose of WASC and Sister Cities International our parent organization. Please read about our activities and if you want to join in, you can become a member online through our Square Shop.




Prof. Glyn Rimmington

Wichita State University

2016 WASC President



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


Annual Meeting

& Banquet

February 1st

RSVP by January 25th


Mixer 6:00

Dinner 7:00

Program 8:00

Tickets $20

Entre Nous


Panel Discussion on Intercultural Interactions in General and with French  

Prof. Wilson Baldridge, Dr. Mara Alagic, Prof. Glyn Rimmington


Silent Auction, Prize Wheel & Fun


Light Meal $20


Sunday, February 11th, 6 - 9 pm

Olive Tree Banquet Hall

Buy Tickets Online        Download Flyer


To join, download FORM and submit by mail or email. You can pay ONLINE.

Int. Prof's.

Int. Prof's.

Chair Aimee Leisy Meets 1st Tuesday 6 PM Botanica



Chair Douglas Miller Meets: 1st Sat Noon Watermarks



Chair Jacque Lane Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30PM Botanica



Co-chairs Claudia Amaro China Peña Meets: 2nd Monday, 5:30pm Botanica

In 2017, we expect visits by Tlalnepantla de Baz cyclists and delegations from Orléans and Kaifeng for River Fest and then to visit Orléans in September and Kaifeng in October...



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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You can support the Wichita Area Sister Cities with tax-deductable donations. Donations can be made online using your credit card.


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