The Sister City concept started in 1956, some years after the end of the Second World War, during the Eisenhower presidential administration. A worldwide network of sister city relations was established to help rebuild nation to nation relationships and foster global harmony. Efforts were made to create “citizen diplomats” by opening communication between peoples of the world. Out of this effort came the Sister Cities International organization.
In December 10, 1962, the City Council established the Culver City Sister City Committee (CCSCC) for the cultural betterment of the City and its people. Currently the group is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID is: #26-1845904.
The Tiles of the Culver City Sister City Program:
On March 3, 2007, painted tiles by the artist Lori Escalera, commissioned and done under the direction of then President Sonia Karroum, were installed in the Veterans Memorial Building. These tiles honor the Culver City Sister Cities of Lethbridge, Canada, Uruapan, Mexico, Iksan, Korea, and Kaizuka, Japan.