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Sister Cities Foundation

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Recent Awards
2019, 2017, 2015 Best Overall Program- Sister Cities International
2018 Illinois -Sister City of the Year
2018 Innovation: Youth and Education Award-Sister Cities International

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
ance.

Highland Park Sister Cities- 2021 - 2023
Officers

Carol Wolfe

President

Nancy Richman

Treasurer

Rhoda Pierce

Secretary

Rick Wolfe

Vice President-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lori Wyatt

Vice President-Modena, Italy

Matt Pestine

Vice President-Yerucham, Israel

Board of Directors

Joe Adler

Matt Pestine

Phil Bettiker

Rhoda Pierce

Trudy Bettiker

Nancy Richman

Abby Block

Sandy Richman

Larry Block

Marcia Rosenbaum

Gail Guggenheim

Zdenka Samson

Holly Kerr

Burt Schmarak

Cheryl Levi

Carole Schmarak

Wendy Lipsman

Carol Wolfe

Rene Nissim

Rick Wolfe

Jamie Pestine

 Lori Wyatt

 Non-Voting Members

Maria Barbanete

Alicia De La Cruz

Avelina Barrera

Emma Kowalenko

Salomon Sr. Barrera

Lou Lamberti

Salomon Jr. Barrera

Bill Lipsman

Anthony Bilotti

Blake Novotny

Josephine Campagni

Mary Jo Papich

 Liz Chavez

 Aurora Santos

Council Liaison

Andrés Tapia

 

 

Student Representatives

Eliana Daugherty

Sara Steinmeyer

 


Meetings
Sister Cities meets the fourth Monday of every month at City Hall (1707 St. Johns Ave.) in the Lower Level Conference Room.

Agendas for upcoming and past meetings can be found here

More information
Please visit the Sister Cities Facebook page here

For more information, please contact Jennifer Dotson, Executive Assistant to the Mayor & City Manager, at 847.926.1006 or by email at jdotson@cityhpil.com