Partnership Background

De Pere, Wisconsin, and Åmål, Sweden, became sister cities on Nov. 8, 2007. 

The partnership between De Pere and Åmål was forged through the organization Sisters Cities International, which was created by President Eisenhower in 1958. It is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in the US and the other countries through the establishment of Sister Cities.

On January 29, 2021, this partnership was renewed by Mayor James Boyd.