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Winner 2015 Sister Cities International - BEST OVERALL PROGRAM

Foundation Details

Highland Park has three Sister Cities: Modena, Italy; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and Yerucham, Israel. Highland Park's sister city relationships were forged through cooperation with Sister Cities International, based in Washington, D.C. 

The mission of the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation is to bridge cultures and promote goodwill and global peace by providing cultural and educational exchanges, governmental, professional and economic partnerships and humanitarian assist

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  • Carol Wolfe, President 
  • Nancy Richman, Treasurer 
  • Rene Nissim, Secretary
  • Richard Wolfe, Vice President / Puerto Vallarta
  • Joe Adler, Vice President / Yerucham
  • Emma Kowalenko, Vice President / Modena
  • Trudy and Phil Bettiker
  • Larry and Abby Block 
  • Gail Guggenheim 
  • Holly Kerr
  • Honorable Dan and Rhoda Pierce 
  • Sandy Richman 
  • Burt and Carol Schmarak 
  • Judi Baldwin
  • Anthony Bilotti
  • Wendy and Bill Lipsman
  • Blake Novotny
  • Luciano Lamberti 
  • Aurora Santos
  • Cheryl Levi
  • Marcia Rosenbaum
  • Salomon Jr., Salomon Sr., and Avelina Barrera            
  • Aaron Retsky, Olivia Varones and Henry Wolle, Student Representatives through 6/2017 
  • Jake Whitehead and Elizabeth Marinelli, Student Representatives through 6/2018 
  • Michelle Holleman, City Council Liaison
  • Marc Facchini, Staff Liaison

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Marc Facchini, Administrative Intern, at 847.926.1036.