Mission & History
Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission
The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission is composed of fifteen members appointed by the mayor with the consent of the Board of Trustees. Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson Street.
The mission of the Sister Cities Commission is to encourage and facilitate programs and exchanges between Mount Prospect and its sister city. Those participants who visit France are responsible for their own travel expenses.
The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission is a member of Sister Cities International, which is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. They strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.
Mount Prospect and Sèvres, France, officially entered into their Sister City relationship in May of 2000 when a delegation from Sèvres first visited Mount Prospect. Since then, several exchanges have taken place on individual and group levels. Click here to learn more about the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission’s latest trip to Sèvres.
The Mount Prospect Sister Cities commission is interested in “Reaching Beyond Our Borders” through promoting cultural, educational, and entertaining programming for our residents. If you have a group and are interested in coordinating an exchange with Sèvres, or if you just want to learn more about the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission please contact us here.