Sister City Commission


About Us

In the fall of 2007, a group of private citizens directly involved in the effort formed 
a non-profit organization, the Montevallo Sister City Commission.

In the fall of 2008 the city of Montevallo culminated a 15-year journey by formalizing Sister City relations with Echizen, Japan. During that journey, there have been several exchanges of artisans, school children, as well as city and university officials.

On alternating summers, the citizens of Montevallo and the citizens of Echizen, Japan host middle-school student from the other's country. This has allowed students from each country to experience each other's cultures firsthand.

The Commission feels strongly that these exchanges will celebrate cultural diversity and broaden individuals' global understanding, interpersonal communication and intercultural knowledge, thus strengthening the foundation for peace and tolerance 
as our community moves toward a more internationalized citizenry.


The mission of the Montevallo Sister City Commission is to foster cultural, economic, industrial, athletic and educational exchanges between Montevallo and communities in other parts of the world.


These exchanges will celebrate cultural diversity and broaden individuals' global understanding, interpersonal communication and intercultural knowledge, thus strengthening the foundation for peace and tolerance as our community moves toward a more integrated, internationalized citizenry.


Upcoming Events

  • Commission meetings held every third Tuesday at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  
  • July 1-July 10 The Sister City Commission will facilitate a team of 10 travelers comprised of 2 adult chaperones and 8 students between the age of 12 and 16 years to travel to Echizen, Japan. During this trip of a lifetime, travelers will enjoy a wide range of cultural experience. Students must apply and interview to be selected. 
  • For more information about these events, contact Chris Fulmer,president 

Related Documents 

Student Application to Travel