About B-CS Sister Cities

History

Sister Cities Int'l was created at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned an organization that could be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. By forming relationships, he reasoned that people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences and build partnerships that would lessen the chances of new conflicts. 

B-CS Sisters Cities was established then, in 1989 to promote cultural understanding, fellowship, and communications between our cities and our first sister city, Kazan, Russia. However, Kazan has been moved to an Emeritus Status, as well as our second Sister City (ZuaZua, Mexico). We have 3 sister cities at present. They are: Bastogne-Belgium; Greifswald-Germany and Salamanca-Mexico.

The B-CS Sister Cities Association is affiliated with both the Texas Sister Cities Association and the International Sister Cities Association.

Recognizing our role in the global community, the purpose of the B-CS Sister Cities Association is to facilitate mutual cultural understanding, education, relationships and technical and economic development exchange. 

Sister Cities International promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.

  • Sister Cities International
Board Members
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MARTIN ZIMMERMANN

PRESIDENT

APRIL CROW

VICE PRESIDENT

NANCY GRANOVSKY

TREASURER

DAVE RUESINK

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
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CHARLES MARTINEZ

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BILL LARTIGUE

VERONICA MORGAN

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JIM MAZURKIEWICZ

JAMIE BASSETT

JOHN NICHOLS

JANET FRYE

NANCY BERRY

JEFF MCMASTER

KARIN LOFTIN

LUIZA PACHECO

Join B-CS Sister Cities Board Member

If you are interested in joining B-CS Sister Cities Board, please fill out the following form, and contact us (bcssistercities@gmail.com and/or druesink@gmail.com).

Board Meetings are held on 2nd Monday monthly at 5:30 PM.