Lakewood Sister Cities Association is proudly affiliated with Sister Cities International
The mission of Sister Cities International is “To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation one individual, one community, at a time.”
Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy. Eisenhower envisioned an organization that could be the hub of peace and prosperity by creating bonds between people from different cities around the world. By becoming friends, President Eisenhower reasoned that people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences, instead of deriding them, fostering suspicion and sowing new seeds for war.