Connect Globally. Thrive Locally.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI) is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating and strengthening partnerships between Fort Lauderdale and cities around the world. In an effort to increase global cooperation on many levels, this passport to the world promotes cultural understanding, humanitarian programming, and stimulates economic development.
GFLSCI leads the movement for local community development and volunteerism by motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term programs of mutual benefit. Our goal is to develop municipal partnerships between U.S. cities and states and similar jurisdictions in other nations.
GFLSCI is providing opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships. Creating an atmosphere in which economic and community development will flourish, GFLSCI supports its communities in creatively learning, working, and problem-solving together.
Jan. 9, 2017: Acting Under Secretary Bruce Wharton presents first annual Citizen Diplomacy Award to Marianne Winfield, Executive Director of Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International at Department of State.
“The Sister Cities program is an important resource in the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common desire for friendship, goodwill and cooperation for a better world for all.”
- President Eisenhower