At today’s Asheville City Council meeting, one of the items on the agenda will have international significance.
Since its inception in the early 1990s, the nonprofit Asheville Sister Cities has helped preserve and encourage Asheville’s relationship with the following cities:
- Vladikavkaz, Russia
- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
- Saumur, France
- Karpenisi, Greece
- Valladolid, Mexico
- Osogbo, Nigeria
- Dunkeld & Birnam, Scotland
The ultimate goal of the program is to promote international awareness, cultural knowledge + peace through global friendship. And to encourage this result, Asheville Sister Cities hosts international film screenings, performances, travel opportunities, food and wine tastings, and beyond.