The Anaheim Sister City Commission is responsible for the growth and development of its sister cities Mito, Japan and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The 15-member commission works year round to develop Anaheim’s cultural exchange opportunities, economic development and exploration of future sister cities.
July 20, 2015
|John Nguyen, Chairman
|Kyndell Thorson, Vice Chairman
|Laurie Leonard, Treasurer
Anaheim’s sister city since 1976, Mito, Japan is located 70 miles north of Tokyo, is the Plum Blossom Capital and a center of commerce, culture, education and political power. The City of Anaheim hosts annual student exchange visits from Mito. Information about being a hostfamily for a visiting Japanese student can be found on this page January 2015.
Anaheim’s sister city since 1998, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain is located in northern Spain, and is known for its magnificent cathedrals and museums and its rich historical, musical and artistic background. In recent years, Vitoria-Gasteiz has been recognized for its sustainability and green practices; much of which is knowledge shared between Anaheim and Vitoria-Gasteiz.
2014 Mito Plaque Dedication Ceremony Photos
2014 Mito Plaque Dedication Ceremony Video
2014 Mito, Japan Student Exchange Visit Photos
2014 Mito, Japan Student Exchange Visit Recap Video
2012 Anaheim delegation Visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Photos
to download the 2015 Host Family Application