The Sister Cities Advisory Board advises the Mayor and all involved city departments concerning the establishment and maintenance of sister city relationships between the City of Bellingham and cities of other countries. The Board's responsibilities include:
Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor's Board Room on the second floor of City Hall in Bellingham. Meetings generally last approximately one and one-half hours. Time requirements outside the meetings may vary, depending on activities such as staff exchanges, Ski to Sea, cultural exchanges, anniversaries, etc. See Meetings and Events for currently scheduled meetings.
The Board consists of no more than fourteen members, appointed by the Mayor. The term of office is three years. No compensation is paid to members of this Board. All members must be a Whatcom County resident for at least two years. The board has several ex-officio positions comprised of members of various government and educational organizations.