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Sister Cities seeks community views

A longstanding sister city relationship between The Dalles and Ikeda-Miyoshi, Japan, has introduced new generations of students to cultural exchanges while building lasting bridges between these far-flung communities.

Now, The Dalles Sister Cities is reorganizing, and committee members invite the public’s guidance in developing a mission statement and goals. You’re invited to take part in an online survey to help address key questions:

• Why is a sister city relationship important for The Dalles and Wasco County?

• What goals should the organization adopt in planning its future?

• Should it focus on education, tourism, language, economic development or other activities?

The survey may be taken online at:

Organizers request that the survey be completed by Friday, May 16. In addition, individuals who would like to help in the process of reorganizing The Dalles Sister Cities are invited to contact the committee in care of


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