ABOUT US

Jacksonville has had an active sister city program since 1967. It currently enjoys relationships with cities in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Korea, Puerto Rico, Russia, and South Africa. The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) sponsors a variety of business, cultural, educational, and professional exchanges with
its twinned cities, bringing an international flavor to the northeast Florida community while developing relationships around the world.

We strive to promote cultural understanding, foster educational exchanges and stimulate economic development between our city and each of our "sisters." We warmly invite you to join our journey to
promote peace through citizen diplomacy — and make new friends — by becoming part of our
global family at JSCA.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

At JSCA, we all share a common goal: to create and nurture partnerships between citizens in
Jacksonville and those in our eight sister cities – Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Curitiba, Brazil;
Changwon City, South Korea; Murmansk, Russia; Nantes, France; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality,
South Africa; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Yingkou, China – as well as those in our three friendship
cities in China: Ningbo, Shaoxing and Suzhou.

JSCA sponsors a variety of cultural, educational, and professional exchanges with its twinned cities,
bringing an international flavor to northeast Florida while developing relationships around the world.
JSCA is a member of Sister Cities International, whose mission is to “promote peace through mutual
respect, understanding, & cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”

JSCA is governed by a board of directors led by a president elected bi-annually along with
Board officers.

To learn more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

PAST PRESIDENTS

2015-2018    Dr. Tongila Manly  

2013-2015    Crystal Broughan

2009-2013    Robert Peek

CITY LEADERSHIP

Dr. Charles Moreland

Liaison for the Office of the Mayor

The Honorable Tommy Hazouri

City Council Member

Corey Craig

City Council Liason

CCraig@coj.net

BOARD OFFICERS

 

Brenda Frinks

President


Bob Doering

Executive Vice President

Bettie Hudson

Treasurer

Vacant

Secretary


Vacant 

Comptroller 

 

Tina Daniels

Board Emeritus

BOARD MEMBERS

Cynthia Robinson (Social Media, PR & Marketing)

Donna Rash-Sawyer (Fundraising)

Felice Franklin (VP Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa)

Frank Brewer

Geraldine Green (Membership Chair)

Kiara Wessling

Leslie White (JSCA NM Youth Ambassadors)

Nongongoma Mojova-Seane (VP San Juan, Puerto Rico Committee)

Polina Ladyzhenskaya (VP Murmansk, Russia Committee)

Richard Danford

Sheila Kloc (VP Nantes, France Committee)

Shung Kim (VP Changwon, South Korea Committee)

Wen Raiti (VP Yingkou, China Committee)

CONTACT INFO

City Hall, Suite 275

117 West Duval Street

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

USA

+1 (904) 255-5445

JoinJSCA@gmail.com

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The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association, Inc. (JSCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization