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EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

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We are the umbrella organization that supports the activities of Spokane’s five Sister City Societies.

  • Education
    Cultural Exchanges

Exploring other countries through culture, education and business – this is the goal of Spokane Sister Cities. You don’t have to be Japanese, Irish, Italian, Korean, or Chinese to experience Sister Cities.

You are visiting the website of the Sister Cities Association of Spokane, a non-profit organization supported by the City of Spokane and volunteer citizens. We are the umbrella organization that supports the activities of Spokane’s five Sister City Societies.

The Societies are the best way to get involved with Sister Cities activities. Click on the links to each Society to learn more, or for contact information.

Spokane has one of the earliest Sister City relationships. In 1961, Spokane formalized an agreement with Nishinomiya, Japan, which continues to this day. Our other Sister Cities include:

Jilin City, China (since 1987)
Limerick, Ireland (since 1990)
Cagli, Italy (since 2016)
Nishinomiya, Japan (since 1962)
Jecheon, South Korea (since 1999)

Sister Cities International is based in Washington, D.C. This international organization helps support the development of Sister Cities between US cities and cities around the world.