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.
April 27, 2015
John Nguyen, Chairman
Kyndell Thorson, Vice Chairman
Laurie Leonard, Treasurer
Sister Cities Mito, Japan
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 host family 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.