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Sister Cities, SalinasSalinas is a member of Sister Cities International, Inc.,   whose mission is to “promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, & cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.”  Created by President Eisenhower in 1956, the Sister Cities’ association enables communities to “creatively learn, work, and solve problems through cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional, and technical exchanges and projects.” Sister Cities International’s membership also includes community groups interested in promoting people-to-people exchanges.

Salinas’ six sister city relationships were created and maintained in collaboration with local residents with ties to these communities:

Cebu, Philippines, established on May 18, 1964 by Resolution No. 523
Kushikino, Japan, established by minute order on June 11, 1979 and reorganized as Ichikikushikino on August 4, 2006
Jerecuaro, Mexico, established on December 3, 1996 by  Resolution No. 16066
Guanajuato, Mexico, established on November 6, 2007 by Resolution No. 19358
Drogheda, Ireland, established on April 10, 2012 by Resolution No. 20174
Soke, Turkey, established on June 23, 2015 by Resolution No. 20782

Contact information for Salinas’ local Sister City liaisons may be obtained from the Salinas City Clerk’s Office, 200 Lincoln Avenue, 93901, (831) 758-7381.