The Dayton Sister City Committee was created by the Dayton City Commission in 1964. Committee members are appointed by the Dayton City Commission and City of Dayton Government. All Activities undertaken on behalf of the Dayton Sister City Committee are done on a volunteer basis.
The Dayton Sister City Committee is a member of Sister Cities International. SCI was created by President Eisenhower in 1956 in conjunction with a conference on citizen diplomacy. Its mission is to "Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time."
The mission of the Dayton Sister City Committee is to provide community leadership, promote Dayton internationally, and to increase global awareness of Dayton residents through developing and maintaining active Sister City relationships. The Committee promotes the City of Dayton's international image and serves as its chief source of international protocol with its sister cities, as approved by the Dayton City Commission, through special exchange programs of friendship and goodwill involving its community, citizenry, and students here in Dayton and abroad.
Below is a link to the Dayton Sister City Committee's Bylaws, updated October, 2022.
The members of the Dayton Sister City Committee are appointed by the Dayton City Commission. Please contact us through our Contact Page if you are interested in learning more about becoming a member.
Executive Committee Members
Chair: Kevin Lydy
Vice Chair: Jennifer Hanauer
Secretary: Ed Dixon
Treasurer: Peggy Kelly
Augsburg City Chair: Dieter Archer
Oiso City Chair: Kevin Lydy
Monrovia City Chair: Thomas Siafa, Sr. & Ed Dixon
Holon City Co-Chairs: Carolyn Rice & Lori Simms-Parks
Rushmoor Chair: Hunt Brown
Salfit Chair: Youssef Elzein
Sarajevo City Chair: Bonnie Kling
Events & Marketing Chair: Alexis Larsen
Nominating Chair: Thomas Siafa
Youth Coordinator: Tony Ricciuto
Commissioner Matt Joseph
Friends of the Committee