Sister Cities Commission


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of the month
  • Public Safety Building Conference Room
    300 Spruce St.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    • Currently virtual due to COVID-19.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Name Term Expiration
George Lies, Chair May 31, 2025
Helene Friedberg May 31, 2025
Elizabeth Finklea May 31, 2025
VACANT May 31, 2026
VACANT May 31, 2026
Lola Contreras May 31, 2024
Lyndasia Jones
May 31, 2024
VACANT May 31, 2024
Joe Abu-Ghannam - City Council Member June 30, 2027
VACANT, Ex-Officio Member Indefinite
VACANT, Ex-Officio Member Indefinite

About the Commission

Morgantown's Sister Cities Commission (MSSC) is part of a much larger network that falls under the auspices of Sister Cities International. It involves more than 2,500 communities in 126 countries of the world.


The mission of the Sister Cities program, and the MSSC, is to "promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time."

About the Program

The City of Morgantown and the MSSC strive to develop relationships with places and then extend hospitality to visitors through programs that encourage the entire community to become involved in citizen diplomacy and help Morgantown develop as a global community. The program strives to promote friendship, goodwill, and cooperation through cultural exchanges between different places.