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Sister Cities
The goals of GSIA's Sister Cities Program include:

  • Creating opportunities for all people to experience and explore other cultures through long-term partnerships;
  • Creating an atmosphere in which economic development and trade can be explored, implemented and strengthened;
  • Opening a dialogue and addressing issues ranging from the cultural to the technical, from the municipal to the medical, from the environmental to the educational and beyond;
  • Stimulating environments through which partnerships can creatively learn, work, and solve problems together;
  • Collaborating with other organizations, both in the United States and in other countries, that have similar visions and goals.
  • Historical connections (Ebenezer)
  • Environmental and bio-technologies exchanges
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Educational exchanges (Otto von Guericke University)
Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, China (2010): jiujiang.gov.cn/English/
  • Educational exchange
  • Economic development based on ports, tourism and industry
  • Part of a larger, regional exchange with Jiangxi Province
Vaxjo, Sweden (2009): vaxjo.se/
  • Environmental/social sustainability, innovation, economic development, city-branding, tourism and sports
  • Building on project driven collaborations between local administrations to achieve development, exchange experiences and advise
  • R&D at the university level and business cooperation with clean tech, design and logistics
St. Marc, Haiti (1995)
  • Haitian Monument to commemorate Revolutionary War
  • Vehicles and equipment aid when possible (pre/post earthquake)
Batumi, Georgia (1990): batumi.ge/en/
  • Arts/Culture-Savannah Arts Commission
  • Education-Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University, Board of Education
  • Business-Ports Authority, agriculture and forest production

Patras, Greece (1974): visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/patras
Halle, Germany (2011): halle.de/en/Home/

MarRonde A. Lumpkin-Lotson, MPA, IEDC
Office of International Affairs and Governmental Relations
PO Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402
Ofc: (912) 651-3653
Fax: (912) 651-7616
Email: mlotson@savannahga.gov
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