Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation?

Albuquerque Sister Cities is an organization run by a group of volunteers, representatives from local institutions, and representatives from the mayor’s office. It is incorporated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Albuquerque Sister Cities is organized by individual sister cities committees. Presently, there are 10 sister cities. See the website for information on the 10 sister cities.

What is the Purpose of the Individual Sister Cities Committees?

A sister city committee purpose is to build people to people relationships with their twin city. They plan and implement mutual cooperative activities and exchanges in cultural, educational, municipal/technical, business, and humanitarian fields. The sister cities committees coordinate inbound and outbound exchanges take place every year, as well as virtual exchanges and other remote, cooperative activities.

What is a Sister City Relationship?

A sister city relationship is a long-term, cooperative relationship between two cities in different countries through which cultural, educational, business, and technical exchanges take place. It is formalized when two mayors (or highest elected/appointed officials) sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a sister city relationship. Activities are usually organized and implemented by volunteers, local institutions, and municipal employees. A city may have any number of sister cities. 

How Can I Get Involved?

Albuquerque Sister Cities is a membership based nonprofit. Once you join, you will receive notification of upcoming events, trips, visitors, and opportunities for involvement. Go to “Join Now” to learn more.