Missoula sits at the hub of five valleys in Western Montana. Photo by Steve Hocking
This site serves as a linking tool for the citizens of Missoula and her sister cities in other parts of the world.
Here, Missoulians and citizens of our sister cities can learn more about each other through photos, citizen profiles, and useful links.
Click here for an historic overview of Missoula's sister city relationships.
Missoula's sister city relationships are facilitated by the Missoula Cultural Council, which serves as a resource for the coordination, development and support of arts and culture for the benefit of the Missoula community.
Sister city programs inherently involve a unique kind of partnership and involvement of the three main sectors of a vibrant, productive community: local government; business; and private voluntary sectors (civil society or non-profit organizations and individual citizen volunteers). Sister city programs, perhaps more than any other international program, work to eliminate cultural misunderstandings between countries and communities through direct dialogue and cooperation among people. Basically, anything that goes on in a community can become - and has, in one city or another - the subject of a sister city project, including healthcare, environment, arts, education, economic and business development, public safety, municipal training, youth, and much more.