There are several ways you can get involved with the Seattle-Perugia Sister Cities Association.
Become a member
We invite you to join our organization. As a member, you’ll be one of the first to know about our exciting and distinctive events, such as wine tastings, film festivals, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Join the board
If you’re already a member, consider extending your involvement. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to serve on our board of directors. (See our current board.) It’s a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun, and it’s very rewarding. Most board members serve a three-year term.
Become a sponsor
There are many opportunities for local businesses to become a valued sponsor. It’s a great way to celebrate the rich history of Italian heritage in the Puget Sound region and raise awareness about your commitment to the local community and the global marketplace.
Becoming an event sponsor offers your business a unique marketing and branding opportunity to reach thousands of area residents. Through sponsorships, businesses can gain valuable exposure for their products and services, connect with area consumers in a different and unusual way, entertain important clients and reward valued employees.
The Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association: What's it all about?
International understanding: sometimes it's achieved suddenly through mass movements, mass media and the diplomacy of nation-states. On the other hand, sometimes it's achieved slowly, one person at time. The sister city program is about the slow way, the citizens of one city meeting the citizens of another. We learn about them and, by doing so, we learn about ourselves.
Read our story: Seattle and Perugia are two cities with great differences. Yes, they're both pleasantly seated on beautiful hills swathed in greenery, they both are the homes of great universities, but other than that, it's hard to see them as sisters of the same family. Perugia is so very old and Seattle is so very young. The Seattle-Perugia SCA is dedicated to the idea that Seattle and Perugia can learn from one another, their very differences serving as a rich source of new civic thinking. Then again, for all that is different between our two cites, there are nevertheless things we share; these we work to recognize so they may serve to bind our bits of Italy and the U.S. more closely. We support the pleasures of travel, the riches of culture and the opportunities presented by education, hoping to bring together the peoples of two great cities.