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Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc. is affiliated with Sister Cities International

Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc

Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc. is affiliated with Sister Cities International which was formed during President Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration. The purpose of Sister Cities was, and still is, to involve people and organizations at all levels of our society in personal diplomacy. Incorporated on July 12, 1967 as a non-profit corporation and defined in its articles of incorporation as a membership organization to foster better international understanding and cooperation through Sister City relationships.

The strength of an active and solid relationship between cities in the U.S. and abroad rests within a local committee and its volunteers who are willing to commit time, talent, and resources to develop and implement mutual exchange projects and programs with partners in another country. It is important to decide on a course of action from the affiliation's initiation and to implement the plan in an organized manner.

Citizens of Tampa who have a desire to become directly involved with another culture and want to share their culture by linking with a community in another country can join the Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc. and participate in the many affiliations' activities.


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Alfred Goldberg

Alfred Goldberg


Mary Francis

Mary Frances Leto Granell


Enrique Woodruffe

Enrique “Henry” Woodroffe

Immediate Past President

Board Members at Large


Jean-Charles Faust

Le Havre Affiliate Co-Chair

Vanessa Martinez

Vanessa Martinez

University Liason and Youth Committee Chair

Charles Thouvenot

Charles Thouvenot

Jack Ross

Jack Ross

Ashdod Affiliate Co-Chair

Mario Plazza

Mario Plazza

Affiliate Chairs


Vince Pardo

 Agrigento, Italy

Lillie Headshot

Lillie Kaufmann

 Ashdod, Israel

Fernando Falquez

Fernando Falquez

 Barranquilla, Colombia

Rose-Marie Magriby

Rose-Marie Magriby

 Le Havre, France

Elena Headshot

Elena P. Ketchum

 Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Sonny Palomino

 Oviedo, Spain

Kamil Koc

Kamil Koc

 Izmir, Turkey

Linman Li

Linman LI

 Lanzhou, China


Torrey Chambliss

 Boca Del Rio & Vera Cruz, Mexico

Alex Pinzoski

Alex Pinzkoski

 Porto Alegre, Brazil

Colleen Haedshots

Colleen Grace Herlihy

 South County Dublin