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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. A Sister City Advisory Committee was formed to explore the possibility of bringing a Sister City program to the City of Lynnwood.

Sister City Advisory Committee:

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

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


Sister City Committee

Korean Sister City Committee:

  • Sun Kyong Lee, Chair
  • Ki Seung Cho, Co-Chair
  • Buwon Brown, Advisor
  • Stephanie Yoon
  • Angela Kim
  • Binee Park
  • Charles Kim

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.

More information about Sister City Damyang

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