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The Sister City affiliation with Jinan was endorsed by the Sacramento City Resolution on October 16, 1984. The Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation (JSSCC) was established then as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Sacramento. JSSCC is sponsored by the Office of the Mayor in Sacramento. We receive no funding from the Mayor’s office. Our funding is through donation, membership fees, fundraising events and travel to Jinan and other cities in China. We are fiscally responsible and welcome donations from individuals, corporations and other non-profit organizations.

Our members come from all walks of life in the Greater Sacramento region. We currently have twenty-one board members. We are proud of the diverse professions and personalities we have sitting on our Board. Each member is committed to carrying out our mission, which is as follows:

The mission of the Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation is to foster mutual understanding, cultural awareness, and friendship between the people of Sacramento, California, USA and Jinan, Shandong Province, PRC.

Thanks to these donors for their support:
Wells Fargo Bank
Dr. Thomas Deeble & Dr. Judy Wong
Margaret and John Wong
Sullivan Group Commerical Real Estate


Our mission is achieved through promoting intensive cultural, academic, and economic exchanges that provide the bridge whereby the people of Sacramento and Jinan enjoy business relationships, friendship, and respect for each other from both sides of the world.  Our programs reach areas traditionally underserved by other community development organizations. Our volunteers work diligently to promote peace, understanding and cooperation by establishing long-term exchange programs of mutual benefit to both cities.

JSSCC is affiliated with the Sister City International (SCI), as the City of Sacramento pays the dues to SCI.   It was founded in the 1950s when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a people-to-people program. Sister city partnership enables citizens of both communities to become directly involved in international relations through unique and rewarding exchanges at the city level. We are also one of the longest standing members of the Sister Cities Council of Sacramento representing one of the eight sister cities of Sacramento.  The Sister Cities Council meets monthly at the City Hall under the coordination by the Mayor’s office.


As Sacramento enters its two and a half decade of friendship with Jinan, we continue to lead sister city movement for local community development and volunteer action by motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct exchanges of mutual benefit to both Sacramento and Jinan.  We attempt to develop a strong individual and corporate membership base to promote exchange between Sacramento and Jinan with the hope of fostering educational, artistic, cultural and professional exchanges. Join us in building a successful relationship of exchange and friendship with our sister city.


(Photo: JSSCC board of directors at the Oct 2009 board meeting (left to right): Marui Sun, Wayne Hironaka, Gloria Espejo (Vice President), Professor Caixing Liu, Pat Nuezel, Mark Beil, Virginia Mueller, Dr. Chunbo Wang, Grace Liu (President), Dr. Hong Qiu, Edith Crawford, Vicki Beaton.  Board members not in picture: Margaret Wong, Melanie Ramil, Pearl Hinlo, Charles Mee, David Zheng M.D.)