History

 

Wichita Area Sister Cities (WASC) is a non-profit organization which was formed prior to 1984 as a seven-member board called the Sister Cities Advisory Board. It comprised persons appointed by the Mayor and City Council members.

 

Subsequently, on January 26th 1984, the Friends of Sister Cities, Inc. was incorporated.

 

These two groups worked closely together during Official visits, providing translation, transportation, homes for our guests and more.

 

The Sister Cities Advisory Board and the Friends of Sister Cities, Inc. merged on January 8th 2002, becoming the Wichita Area Sister Cities Inc. The members of Wichita Area Sister Cities are lovers of cultural exchange, sharing common enjoyment from our sister cities and their heritage and people.

 

Read through the combined Articles of Association and By-Laws

 

Annual Reports are published in January.

 

Board members perform their duties as volunteers.

 

WASC is paired with:

Kaifeng, China; 

Orléans, France;

Cancún, Mexico; and

Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico 

 

Each group is represented by a committee. Many exchanges have been arranged between Wichita and her sister cities. You can read about these on the pages for each committee.