Sister Cities


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Jincheon, South Korea

In 1999 Jincheon Mayor Kim Kyeong-Hoe, during a visit to the Bay Area, was introduced to Vallejo Mayor Gloria Exline by William Kim, a…


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Akashi, Japan

In 1968, while on a visit to Japan, Berkeley Mayor Wallace Johnson met Akashi Mayor Masao Yoshikawa who expressed an interest in establishing a…


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La Spezia, Italy

In June 1985, the Commission recommended the City consider inviting a sister city relationship with a city in Italy. City officials warmed to the…


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Trondheim, Norway

In 1958, Mayor Wilfred Hewitt proposed that Vallejo join the sister city movement by adopting a foreign city of comparable size as a sister…


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Baguio City, Philippines

Members of Vallejo‚Äôs active Philippine-American community began formal requests for the formation of a sister city relationship with a Philippine city as early…


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Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Augustus and Carol Browning were among the first proponents for the creation of a sister city relationship with an African city. As early as…