Anacortes is proud to be a leader in promoting and developing sister city relationships with 4 international communities.
The Anacortes Sister Cities Association is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Anacortes to enhance citizen understanding and appreciation for other cultures and promote international goodwill and cooperation through people to people relationships world-wide. Programming will provide opportunities which engage Anacortes residents, organizations, groups, government, and businesses through social, cultural, humanitarian, arts, health, economic, and educational activities, events, and exchanges. Anacortes’ Sister Cities are Lomonosov, Russia; Vela Luka, Croatia; Sidney BC, Canada; and, Nikaho (Kisakata), Japan
Involvement and participation in Anacortes’ sister cities enhances cultural awareness and mutual appreciation, creates lasting community friendships, provides opportunities for professional exchanges, and strengthens international relationships.