• japanese-in-tyler2019
    Japanese delegation at Tyler City Hall
  • liberia-costa-rica2015
    Liberia, Costa Rica Student Exchange
  • san-miguel
    On the horizon: San Miguel del Allende, Mexico
  • poland-scene
    Explore the history of Jelenia Gora, Poland

Tyler Sister Cities is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating partnerships between Tyler, Texas and cities around the world.
“Everyone has the power to make a difference.”

  • japanese-in-tyler2019
    Japanese delegation at Tyler City Hall
  • liberia-costa-rica2015
    Liberia, Costa Rica Student Exchange
  • san-miguel
    On the horizon: San Miguel del Allende, Mexico
  • jelenia-gora2015
    See what’s cooking with Jelenia Gora, Poland

Tyler Sister Cities is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating partnerships between Tyler, Texas and cities around the world.
“Everyone has the power to make a difference.”

Tyler Sister Cities: Citizen Diplomacy

  OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE

Salsa dancing, kimono modeling, and even antique shopping are a part of our Tyler Sister Cities activities as we visit our compatriots and learn about cultures and commerce in their countries. With activities in Japan, Mexico, Poland, and Costa Rica, Sister Cities encourages Tyler residents to interact face-to-face with others from a variety of cultures.

On return visits to Texas, our new friends enjoy Tyler’s city treasures, visit the multitude of businesses located in Smith County, and participate in home visits with our community members.

  GET INVOLVED

Tyler Sister Cities’ Board of Directors meet monthly to explore new avenues of engaging with our sister cities abroad, as well as continue working on existing projects. Our members participate in all events and are instrumental in our success. We welcome you to join Tyler Sister Cities and accompany us on our journey!

  NEARLY 40 YEARS OF HISTORY

The City of Tyler joined Sister Cities International in 1982 in order to offer a global vision for East Texas and the Tyler community. Since that time, Tyler has “twinned” with six sister cities, located in Chile, Costa Rica, France, JapanMexico and Poland. Tyler is currently in the process of forming our 7th Sister City relationship with Qujing, China. 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Tyler Sister Cities program is open to interested persons who seek to encourage international citizen diplomacy through informal community exchanges, educational, cultural and economic partnerships.

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Membership includes entry to Tyler Sister Cities events, opportunities to travel, newsletter updates, and knowing that your contribution supports our mission to make a difference! 

Now accepting credit cards with PayPal!
(PayPal account not required)

To pay by check, complete Membership Form and return with payment.

  PEACE POLE

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We installed our first Peace Pole at the Tyler Rose Garden on May 23, 2018! The pole has directional signs pointing to our sister cities around the world, as well as a message of peace.

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peace-pole-rose-garden-2018

We installed our first Peace Pole at the Tyler Rose Garden on May 23, 2018! The pole has directional signs pointing to our sister cities around the world, as well as a message of peace.

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  FIND OUT ABOUT TYLER, TEXAS

Tyler is a city in and the county seat of Smith County, Texas, in the United States. It takes its name from President John Tyler. Tyler's 2014 estimated population is 107,405.

Tyler, Texas

Tyler is a city in and the county seat of Smith County, Texas, in the United States. It takes its name from President John Tyler. Tyler’s 2014 estimated population is 107,405.
Tyler has the nickname "Rose Capital of America". It gained this name due to the large quantity of rose bushes processed through the area, along with hosting America's largest rose garden.

Tyler Rose Garden

Tyler has the nickname “Rose Capital of America”. It gained this name due to the large quantity of rose bushes processed through the area, along with hosting America’s largest rose garden.