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About Palm Springs Sister Cities 

Palm Springs Sister Cities (PSSC) is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt public charity dedicated to promoting global goodwill, citizen diplomacy, international exchange, and cultural understanding for the people of Palm Springs.

We are a member of Sister Cities International, a nonpartisan nonprofit that serves as the national membership organization for sister city initiatives across the United States. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in over 300 member communities with over 2,000 partnerships in more than 140 countries.


The organization's successful launch in 2022 was the culmination of several years of groundwork by a dedicated group of civic and community leaders. In February 2023, we established our new Sister City relationship with San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The mayors of both cities signed a Sister Cities International Agreement to support, promote, and encourage exchanges, economic growth, and cooperative activities between the citizens and residents of both communities. 

Palm Springs had a sister city relationship not only with Victoria, B.C. Canada in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but also with Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Nikko, Japan. Our most recent sister city relationship is with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Signed Agreements between
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Palm Springs, California in English and Spanish

February 8, 2023

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Our Core Values

Cultural Understanding 

We are dedicated to facilitate meaningful exchanges that foster mutual understanding. 


We are committed to careful, responsible management through professional and ethical standards.


We are committed to collaboration, both within our organization and with our Sister City partners. 


We take responsibility for reliably fulfilling our obligations and committments. 

Serving our Communities

We are motivated to help, serve and enrich the lives of Palm Springs and Sister City residents.

Creativity and Innovation

We are continually inspired to design and implement improved approaches to fulfilling our mission.

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