May 14, 2016


“Curitiba is a smart, young, entrepreneurial community, much like Franklin County, and Greater Columbus Sister Cities has done an excellent job in connecting the two communities and strengthening relationships. This will allow for future educational, cultural and business development exchanges.”

Erik Janas
Erik Janas
Deputy Franklin County Commissioner 





“Greater Columbus Sister Cities International provides excellent leadership in setting the conditions for business and government leaders to learn, build relationships and identify opportunities that will impact our mutual business environments for years to come.”

Rick Coplin
Rick Coplin
Rev1 Ventures





“We continue to display extensive Sister Cities content on screens at Port Columbus…ample testimony to the value the Columbus Regional Airport Authority places on the work of the Sister Cities organization.”

Elaine Roberts
Elaine Roberts
President and CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority







“Columbus Sister Cities International’s programs directly assist in reducing barriers and building strong relationships that lead to successful business development. By building these strong collaborations, Columbus is playing a major international role that is critical to growth in the 21st century.”


Andrew Ginther
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio




“Building relationships to do business is [so] natural – Greater Columbus Sister Cities provides the ability for us to do so as we travel abroad to get to know our “sisters” throughout the world and develop those relationships. Only then, can we talk about how to best help each other thrive in business development!”


Marilyn Brown
Franklin County Commissioner 





“My Life has been changed for the better because of what Greater Columbus Sister Cities International did to make the marathon ambassador program work. Going to Hefei, China through this effort allowed me to tell the wonderful story of the Columbus region to college students, government leaders, citizens, and marathon runners there.”


Paul Carringer
CSCC Professor, Columbus Marathon Ambassador