Welcome To Our Website!
Lansing Regional Sister Cities and Global Initiatives Commission is a non-profit based organization with the goal of connecting Lansing to the rest of the world through a global citizen diplomacy network. Through our new website we hope to educate people about what role LRSCC plays in Lansing, our seven Sister Cities and around the world. Our website has many features on it that may interest you.
To learn more about our Sister Cities, click on the ‘Our Sister Cities’ tab on the top menu bar. You can also read about the latest happenings at LRSCC under 'News and Events'. We also have several multimedia features including weather maps and photo galleries. If you would like to make a donation, click on the red donation flyer to the left, or go to the ‘Contact Us’ page to learn about opportunities for you to become involved with LRSCC. If you are not from Lansing and are interested in visiting, please check out our ‘Visit Lansing,’ page by clicking on the link with the picture of lansing on it to the left.
The sister city approach to international exchanges is personalized, inclusive, and centered on citizen-to-citizen diplomacy. We develop and sustain programs aimed at strengthening global linkages. The LRSCC is affiliated with Sister Cities International, founded in 1956 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as the People to People program. The sister cities programs help foster increased international understanding.
Lansing's first Sister City relationship was formed in 1968, with Otsu, Japan. Guadalajara, Mexico was added in 1982. St. Petersburg, Russia was added in 1992, Saltillo, Mexico in 1994, Sanming, China in 1997 and Akuapim South District, Ghana in 1997. Asan, South Korea was added as a Sister City in 2008. During 2000, a special tie of friendship was acknowledged and endorsed by the LRSCC Board of Directors between Lansing and the community of Cosenza, Italy. LRSCC works to bring about a deepened appreciation in our community for the beauty and unique strengths of the world's myriad cultures.