Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

Sister Cities Board

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Salt Lake City’s Sister Cities Board serves an advisory role to Mayor Erin Mendenhall on the Sister Cities program. The board is responsible for implementing the goals and objectives of the Sister Cities program.

Contact Information

Sister Cities Board
451 S State, Rm. 128
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Katie Matheson
(385) 215-4802 or

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents

Meeting Information

Meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30pm. Location will be indicated in “Agendas and Minutes”

Member Qualifications

Sister Cities Board members serve (up to two) four-year terms with the option to become a non-voting member after term expiration. The Board is made up of 7-9 voting, up to 6 non-voting members and allows for up to two (2) youth members (ages 15-18). Board members are generally community representatives with interests in the sister cities program, strong ties to Salt Lake Sister Cities are helpful but not required. In addition to the Sister Cities Advisory Board, a group of local representatives work behind the scenes to accomplish the tasks that make sister city relationships work.

Residency Requirement: Must reside in Salt Lake City*.

*Approval outside of Salt Lake City boundaries at discretion of Mayor and City Council

Powers and Duties

  • Advise Mayor Mendenhall and City Council on Sister Cities program
  • Work to implement goals of the Sister Cities Program
  • Make budget recommendations and oversee budget transactions for program
  • Provide annual report to the Office of the Mayor on programs
  • Review requests for Sister City partnerships

Current Members

MemberDistrictVoting/Non-votingTerm AppointmentTerm Expires
Ross Chambless6VotingMay 2023July 2029
John Wilson3VotingMay 2023July 2029
Matilyn Mortensen4VotingMay 2023July 2027
Ahimara Suarez4Non-votingMay 2023July 2027
Annie Quan5VotingMay 2023July 2027
Joe Zeidner6VotingMay 2023July 2027
Nicole PessettoN/AVotingApril 2023July 2029
Sheri SorensonN/ANon-votingMay 2023July 2027
Olga EfimovaN/ANon-votingMay 2023July 2027
Ricardo BecerraN/AVotingMay 2023July 2029