Sunday, March 18, 2012

Goals and Mission


The mission of Sarasota Sister Cities Assn. Inc. (SSCA) is to foster international relationships between Sarasota and cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government. SSCA’s objective is to develop respect, understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. To accomplish this mission we develop relationships with people in cities that have cultural, education, tourism and business environments similar to Sarasota’s. Working outside the realm of government, but with its support, we encourage and facilitate cultural and education exchanges, business opportunities and increased tourism.


  • Meet interesting, well traveled Sarasotans, many with multilingual skills who share like interests in our community and our community partners
  • Become part of the official community effort to broaden world peace through one-on-one friendships
  • Participate in the exchange and sharing of sports, music, art, language, medical and educational programs
  • Develop potential trade relationships with business in other countries
  • Meet and host international visitors, providing a gateway to open doors to an international network of cultural and economic opportunities