The County of Santa Clara encourages the creation of Sister-County affiliations to promote friendship and understanding and to build bridges with countries of origin for various ethnic populations residing in the County. Such relationships enhance the region's international profile; encourage mutual understanding; and foster cultural, educational, technological and business exchanges between people of Santa Clara County and the people of our Sister communities.
The local Committee should have a clear understanding of the responsibilities of Sister County Commissions.
The process to be used to evaluate prospective Sister County affiliations.
The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors follow criteria adopted on August 13, 2002, to evaluate Sister County requests.
The County of Santa Clara supports the establishment of mutually beneficial Sister County affiliations to foster exchange of art, commerce, culture, education, and technology.
The County of Santa Clara enters a Sister County affiliation, it is with the expectation that there will be a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.