"City of Tacoma Seeking Sister City Program Volunteers“Sisters” include cities in Norway, Japan, Russia, China, South Africa, Korea, Philippines, Israel"

“The Tacoma City Council is seeking volunteers with an interest in other cultures and in promoting international understanding and goodwill. Volunteers will serve on Sister City committees for:- Kitakyushu, Japan- Vladivostok, Russia- Alesund, Norway- Davao City, Philippines- Fuzhou, China- Kunsan, Korea- Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel- George, South AfricaSister City committee activities and issues range from art and culture to education, music and dance, health, government, sports, trade, business and tourism. The Council will select committee members.Citizens should indicate which committee they’re interested in and apply no later than November 1. For applications, Tacoma residents can call the Mayor/Council Office at 253-591-5100, or pick up an application in person, or by writing to Cindy DeGrosse, Mayor/Council Office, 747 Market Street, Room 1200, Tacoma, WA 98402.”