Sister Cities International Honorary Board

The Honorary Board is comprised of key individuals who have shown great leadership to Sister Cities International through the years. They are long-standing volunteers from the membership, former members of the Board of Directors or former State Coordinators who, because of their outstanding support and involvement in the organization were voted as Honorary Board members.  As a self-governing body, the Honorary Board stands ready to assist Sister Cities International members with a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience.

Name City, State Title
Launa Kowalski (2016) Johns Creek , Georgia Chair
Nancy Eidam (2016) Santa Cruz , California Operating Officer
Raymond Schultz (2016) The Villages , Florida Treasurer
James Amato Lexington , Kentucky
Tony Anderson Tacoma , Washington
Martha Atherton Palatine , Illinois
Randy Avon Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Sherman Banks Little Rock , Arkansas
Mimi Barker New York , New York
Fred Blanton Washington , District Of Columbia
Carlo Capua Fort Worth , Texas
Alan Chambers Bangor, Northern Island
Brad Cole Carbondale , Illinois
Henry C. Cole Noblesville , Indiana
Jim Conway St. Louis , Missouri
Mary Cort Sonoma , California
Michael Curd Tempe , Arizona
Rick Donohue Greensboro , North Carolina
Joanna Edgerton Kansas City , Missouri
Mary Jean Eisenhower Kansas City , Missouri
Bill Evans Tacoma , Washington
Pat Fallin Solvang , California
Mae Ferguson Fort Worth , Texas
Stelle Feuers Huntington Beach , California
Ruth Hodges Fraser Virginia Beach , Virginia
John Henry Fullen San Mateo , California
Ann M. Galloway Toledo , Ohio
Gilbert Garcia Santa Barbara , California
Jose Luis Garcia San Antonio , Texas
Tom Gittins Falls Church , Virginia
Roxana Goin Santa Cruz , California
Angie Gomez Pasadena , California
Glenn Gray Vashon Island , Washington
Priscilla Harris Tulsa , Oklahoma
Robert Heuermann St. Louis , Missouri
Kevin Hill Greenacre, Australia
Nancy Huppert Rochester , New York
Michael Hyatt Fort Worth , Texas
Laverne Johnson Washington , District Of Columbia
Tom LaBonge Los Angeles , California
Carol Robertson Lopez Santa Fe , New Mexico
Boubker Mazoz Casablanca, Morocco
Sandra McCormick La Crosse , Wisconsin
Georgiana McLeod Huntington Beach , California
The Honorable Norman Mineta San Jose , California
Virginia Mueller Sacramento , California
The Honorable Sue Myrick Washington , District Of Columbia
Richard Neuheisel Tempe , Arizona
Len Olender London, UK
Mary Palko Fort Worth , Texas
Thelma Press San Diego , California
Brian Propp Loveland , Colorado
Avi Rabinovitch Tel Aviv, Israel
Jack Raeside West Olive , Michigan
Rodger Randle Tulsa , Oklahoma
Carlos Reyes Washington , District Of Columbia
Shirley Rivens-Smith Washington , District Of Columbia
Kathleen Roche-Tansey Solana Beach , California
Patricia Sanders Palo Alto , California
Kay Sargent Lexington , Kentucky
Sylvia Sass Tacoma , Washington
Ethelda Singer Los Angeles , California
Brian Smith Hartford , Connecticut
Charles Stokke Menomonie , Wisconsin
Dr. Robert J. Swart Naples , Florida
Frank Tripicchio Bakersfield , California
Jane Tublin New Brunswick , New Jersey
Jean Van Buskirk Baltimore , Maryland
Hans Vielberth Regensberg, Germany
Carla Walker Cincinnati , Ohio
Mark Walton New York , New York
Paula West Phoenix , Arizona
Dr. Charles Wheeler Kansas City , Missouri
Linda Whitton Rehoboth Beach , Delaware
Wylie Williams Charlotte , North Carolina
Jane Wood Jacksonville , Florida

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