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Sister City Program

The goal of the Sister City Program is to broaden opportunities for educational, cultural and governmental exchanges. It encourages international trade and tourism for Lynnwood through government delegations, student exchanges and hosting students, economic trade and tourism missions, arts and cultural exchanges, humanitarian projects, and more.

Sister City - Damyang, South Korea

On February 22, 2016, the Lynnwood City Council formally approved the City of Damyang as Sister City to the City of Lynnwood. 

Damyang is located in Jeollanam-do County, South Korea. The city is located approximately four hours south of South Korea's capital city of Seoul. Damyang has a population of 51,000, and is rich with cultural history, events and places. Damyang is most famous for bamboo and they hold an annual Bamboo Festival in early May.
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Lynnwood - Damyang Sister City Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony with Mayor Smith and Mayor Choi. Also in attendance representing Lynnwood was Lynnwood's Council President M. Christopher Boyer, County Executive Dave Somers, and WA State Representative Cindy Ryu.

More information about Sister City Damyang

Sister City Advisory Committee:
On May 26, 2015 the Lynnwood City Council adopted Resolution No. 2015-10 establishing a Sister City Program in the City of Lynnwood. Sister City Resolution

Current Committee Members: Mayor Nicola Smith, Councilmember Ruth Ross, Assistant City Administrator Art Ceniza, Parks & Recreation Director Lynn Sordel, Parks & Recreation Deputy Director Sarah Olson, Intergovernmental Liaison Gina Israel, Arts Commissioner Elizabeth Lunsford, Community member Wally Webster.

If you'd like more information on the Sister City Program or would like to get involved, please contact Gina Israel at 425-670-5004 or gisrael@LynnwoodWA.gov