The City of De Pere does not stand alone in Wisconsin much less the world, we are not an island. We interact with our neighbors and the worldwide economy in ways that most residents can't begin to imagine. A small group of residents, educators, and government representatives have been working to establish membership with sister cities program for De Pere.

The Sister Cities International program is designed to promote respect, understanding, and cooperation with others around the globe through personal contact. Our working group has struggled with concepts of what this community represents, where we could expect to go in the future, what we could share directly with a sister, and what we want in return. Other communities were asked about their interactions, we found some cities in this state have several sisters. The level of interaction may be based on a single point of interest by the membership of the committee and it's participants, we want something more.