This week GCSCI President Tim Sword is in HEFEI, CHINA along with Chris Stellato of the Columbus School of Chinese.  Tim's focus will be relationship-building between the sister cities.  He is meeting with Becky Liu, his new counterpart in the Hefei Foreign Affairs Office and together they will look for new areas of collaboration between Columbus and Hefei.  Tim is pictured below with Becky Liu and Chris Stellato at their welcome dinner.  


A Message from the Mayor of Columbus...

On behalf of the City of Columbus, I would like to welcome you to the Greater Columbus Sister Cities International website.

Columbus values its sister cities relationships, because it is one more tool to expand our borders, our trade opportunities, our experiences and our world. We strive to create mutually beneficial relationships with our sister cities, facilitating economic, cultural and educational exchanges that strengthen our cities and broaden the horizons of our citizens.

Columbus has a very diverse population, and that diversity is reflected in our sister city connections throughout the world. Because of the diversity of our arts, culture, economy and neighborhoods, our city is part of a global community.

Mayor Michael B. Coleman,
Honorary Board Chair