Sister Cities Commission

The Little Rock Sister Cities Commission was created by Ordinance No. 16,306 and No. 16,345. Its thirteen (13) members serve five (5)-year terms. The duties of the Commission are to develop guidelines and programs for Sister City relationships with other cities in other countries, to further public awareness of communities throughout the world, emphasizing such things as cultural, historical and economic aspects of the City's adopted Sister Cities. Members are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and can include City employees and members of the Little Rock City Board of Directors.

Little Rock's Sister Cities are:

SISTER CITIES:
Kaohsiung, Taiwan (established April 19, 1983)
Hanam City, Korea (established May 19, 1992)
Changchun, China (established April 5, 1994)
Facts About Changchun (PDF)
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England (established as a friendship city July 24, 1999; established as a Sister City on November 20, 2016)
Caxias do Sul, Brazil (established November 11, 2017)

 

FRIENDSHIP CITY:

Jining, China (established April 26, 2016)


Little Rock Sister Cities Website: www.lrsistercities.org

 

 

The Sister Cities Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 11:00 AM in the Sister Cities Conference Room on the second floor of Little Rock City Hall.

 

For More Information

City Manager’s Office
500 West Markham Street, Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510


AUTHORITY:
Ordinance No. 16,306 (November 17, 1992); Ordinance No. 16,345 (January 19, 1993)
TERM:
Five (5) Years
MEMBERS:
Thirteen (13)
DUTIES:
To develop guidelines and programs for Sister City relationships with other cities in other countries; to further public awareness of communities throughout the world, emphasizing such things as cultural, historical and economic aspects of the City's adopted Sister Cities.
SELECTION:
Members are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors and can include City Employees and members of the Little Rock City Board of Directors.
MEETINGS:
Third Monday of Each Month
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham Street, 2nd Floor
Sister Cities Conference Room
11:00 AM
CONTACT:
City of Little Rock
500 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4510

 

Current Members

Bryan Barnhouse
Term Expires: 1-5-2020

Kelley Bass
kelley.bass@gmail.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2023

Melanie Berman
melanie.s.berman@gmail.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2023

Robert Coon
Term Expires: 1-5-2021

Ellen Gray
egray@stephens.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2021

Deneen Hill
4health.us@gmail.com
Term Expires:1-5-2024

Julleah Johnson
julleahwise@comcast.net
Term Expires: 1-5-2022

Jill McIlroy

mcilroyje@archildrens.org
Term Expires: 1-5-2021

Brandon Morris

morris.brandon@gmail.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2021

Denver Peacock

denverpeacock@gmail.com
Term Expires:  1-5-2020

Melanie Scott
majscott@sbcglobal.net
Term Expires: 1-5-2022

Ashvin Vibhakar
ashvin.vibhakar@cfainstitute.org
Term Expires:  1-5-2020

Robert Zeiler
robert.j.zeiler@gmail.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2023

City Director Doris Wright
(Board of Directors Liaison)
board@littlerockar.gov
Term Expires:  12-31-2020