Sister City - Forres, Scotland
Sister City Program
In 1988, a visiting Scottish solicitor initiated interest in forming a sister cities link. Mount Dora Sister Cities Association was registered as a not-for-profit Florida corporation in 1989 and joined by the Royal Burgh of Forres, Scotland in 1990. The purpose of the Mount Dora Sister Cities Association is to promote person-to-person contact and cultural and educational exchanges between the citizens of Mount Dora, Florida and Forres, Morayshire, Scotland. The association is supported by the City of Mount Dora Florida, membership dues, fund raising activities and an annual grant from the Mount Dora Community Trust.
The Mount Dora Sister Cities Association is an active member of Sister Cities International (SCI) and The Association of Sister Cities of Florida. The Association of Sister Cities of Florida, as a partner with SCI, is an international leader, motivating and empowering municipal officials, business leaders, volunteers and youth to conduct long term programs of mutual benefit and interest with city counterparts.
Sister Cities International
Sister Cities International is the national membership organization for sister cities, sister county and sister state programs in the United States. Sister Cities International is the social agency that links communities from the United States with communities worldwide. Currently, Sister Cities International represents more than 650 communities and 1,900 partners in 135 countries. As the premier citizenship diplomacy network in the United States, Sister Cities International leads the national movement for global community partnerships and volunteer action.