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Mayor Price will welcome thirty special guests from Nagaoka, Japan this week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our partnership as sister cities.Click here for more information...
 
 
 

​​​​​​​Funding and in-kind support from the City of Fort Worth play a key role in our mission, but most of our work is made possible through the support of our Members Circle – join now and receive benefits throughout 2018! Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Youth Ambassadors from 8 – 12th grades represent Fort Worth and the USA in the cities visited while learning the importance of global volunteerism. All Youth Ambassadors become Citizen Diplomats, sworn in by the Mayor of Fort Worth, with a mission of connecting Fort Worth with the world. Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Santa will stop by Sundance Square Plaza throughout the holidays so bring the children and grandchildren by for a chat and picture with Santa.   Photos with Santa are $20 each and all money raised goes toward Sister Cities youth programs. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday Deadline to apply for 2018 youth trips
7-12
Tuesday-Sunday Youth Ambassador interviews, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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Thursday Fort Worth’s 30th anniversary partnering with Nagaoka, Japan
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Thursday Members Circle Leadership Team meeting, BBVA Compass Bank, 300 W. 7th Street, noon
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Thursday Long Range Planning meeting, home of Pat Miller, 4:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Board of Directors meeting, City Club, 301 Commerce, noon
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Saturday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Photos with Santa, Sundance Square Plaza, 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
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Saturday Tricolore Youth Sports Games leadership meeting, D-BAT Midtown, 3701 Cockrell Ave., 1:30 p.m.
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Saturday Parade of Lights, Photos with Santa, Sundance Square Plaza, 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
23-24
Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving holiday. Office closed
24-26
Friday-Sunday
Photos with Santa, Sundance Square Plaza
29-30
Wednesday-Thursday Photos with Santa, Sundance Square Plaza
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
  • Recruitment of student athletes for the 6th edition of the Tricolore Youth Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy planned for July 5 – 14 is underway. Fort Worth may be sending 200+ students as the sole representatives of the U.S.A.
  • An Italian company from Reggio Emilia, Italy is researching the possibility of opening a manufacturing business in Fort Worth.  Pre Gel’s first Fort Worth employee is now living here and is hard at work laying the groundwork.
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchange to Reggio Emilia, Italy will occur November 7-12.
  • Last month we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the official signing of partnership with Reggio Emilia.
 
 
 
  • Mayor Leibe and an official delegation of 53 people visited Fort Worth in October.
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchange to Trier, Germany will occur November 7-12.
 
 
 
  • Mayor Isoda and an official delegation will visit Fort Worth October 27-30.
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchanges to Nagaoka, Japan will occur November 7-12.
  • Three middle schools (Fort Worth Country Day, World Languages Institute, and Young Women’s Leadership Academy) hosted a visit from 30 middle school students and 6 adults from Nagaoka October 21-29.
  • Dates are final for an official trip to Nagaoka May 7-17, 2018. To help with the planning or to reserve a spot on this trip, email Beth Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.
  • Last month we welcomed new Nagaoka Chair, Libby Watson to the Board of Directors. We thank Dr. Michael Roemer for his service as Nagaoka Chair.

 
 
 
  • Last month we welcomed new Bandung Chair, Ratna Goenardi to the Board of Directors. We thank Dr. Paul Geisel for his service as Bandung Chair.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchange to Budapest, Hungary will occur November 7-12.
  • Dates are final for an official trip to Budapest August 22-31, 2018. To help with the planning or to reserve a spot to join Fort Worth City Council members,  board chair Johnny Campbell, and Budapest Chair Greg Jackson on this trip, email Beth Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchange to Toluca, Mexico will occur November 7-12.
  • Last month we celebrated the 19th anniversary of the official signing of the partnership between Fort Worth and Toluca.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchange to Mbabane, Swaziland will occur November 7-12.
  • Last month we welcomed new Mbabane Chair, Nommo Donald to the Board of Directors. We thank Dr. Sheryl Harris for her service as Mbabane Chair.
 
 
 
  • Last month we celebrated the 19th anniversary of the official signing of the partnership between Fort Worth and Guiyang. 
  • Last month we welcomed new Guiyang Chair, Robert Fitzgerald to the Board of Directors. We thank Michael Crain for his service as Guiyang Chair.
 
 
 
  • Youth Ambassador interviews for the 2018 exchanges will occur November 7-12.
  • The youth board held a kick-off event on October 15 at the UNT Health Science Center.
 
 
 
  • This fall we welcome interns Cynthia Gonzalez and Ana Gutierrez-Perez. Thank you for your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities International. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​​
  • If you are interested in interning in the spring or summer, please submit resume, cover letter, application to beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
 
 
 
Mae Ferguson
President/CEO and Protocol Officer
817-632-7104
 
 
Joseph Ramirez
Vice President/COO
817-632-7102
 
 
Beth Weibel
Sr. Program Manager
817-632-7105
 
 
 
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
817-632-7101
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Office Manager
817-632-7106
 
 

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