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International Groups

Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission
Sister City Commission Website

Central Mission of the Organization:

Saying hello to the world is the role of the Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission. It is comprised of members from the City of Des Moines, and from the participating suburbs of West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Johnston, and Ankeny. Members of the commission are appointed by mayors and councils of their respective cities. The Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission initiates business, cultural, educational, and social exchanges between our citizens and those of our sister cities.

History of the Organization:

Founded in 1958. Commission appointed by local city governments. Volunteer committees plan sister-city programming.

International Issues and Focus:

Des Moines Sister Cities:

Shijiazhuang, China
Saint-Etiene, France
Kofu, Japan
Naucalpan, Mexico
Stavropol, Russia

Events and Programs Sponsored:

Progamming associated with visits by sister-city delegations.

 

 

University News
December 7, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a 1974 alumnus of Drake University Law School, to serve as ambassador to China.
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