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Wichita Skyline

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


Dr. Valentina Chappell, President WASC Board 2014

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 activties 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




Riverfest 2017












See our Riverfest page for more details.

Events for 2017 


Sat 1st France Committee

Noon Watermarks Café

Tue 4th Int. Prof. Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Tue11th Taste of Mexico

4:00 PM Molino's Mexican Cuisine

Sat 8th Membership Committee

11 AM Watermarks Café

Sat 8th Orléans Tour Briefing

9:00-11:00 Watermarks Café

Thu 20th Mexico Committee

5:30 PM Botanica 

Tue 18th China Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Thu 27th No Board Meeting


Tue 1st Int. Prof. Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Sat 5th France Committee

Noon Watermarks Café

Wed 9th Taste of Mexico

4:00 PM TBA

Sat 12th Membership Committee

11 AM Watermarks Café

Tue 15th China Committee

5:30 PM Botanica

Thu 17th Mexico Committee

5:30 PM Botanica 

Sat 19th Board Retreat

9:00-2:00 148 Courtleigh Pot Luck









Olive Tree Banquet Hall


Wichita State University 

Etezazi Industries

Two Olives


Pratt Industries

Star Lumber

Watermark Books

City of Wichita






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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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.




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...



International Professionals Committee





          Aimee Leisy Ellie Parviz


Meets: 1st Tuesday 5:30 PM

Botanica on the Terrace


France Committee





 Douglas Miller

Meets: 1st Sat @ Noon Watermark Bks

China Committee





       Xin Liu  Jacque Lane


      Meets: 3rd Thursday 6:30PM Botanica

Mexico Committee


                                                    Claudia Amaro  China Peña


Meets: 2nd Monday, 5:30pm 












Kaifeng, P.R. China














Orléans, France














Cancún, Mexico















Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico









Photo Gallery






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.

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