Redwood City International is a citizen’s organization, assisted by the City Manager’s office, that facilitates Redwood City’s sister city relationships. These relationships help to promote cultural, educational, business, and interpersonal exchanges across international borders to foster better mutual understanding and to gain fresh perspectives on our community and our world.
Redwood City has enjoyed sister city relationships with Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China, since 1993, and with Colima, Mexico since 1998.
Elected officials and other community members of Redwood City visited Colima in 1998 for the formal signing of the sister city agreement. Since then, Redwood City has donated a fire engine, fire fighting equipment, clothing, and specialized landscaping and maintenance equipment to Colima, and has also hosted several delegations including a high-level group of officials interested in mutual economic development. Several other delegations from Colima, including the former Mayor, visited Redwood City and participated in the dedication of the new City Hall in 1997. After a devastating earthquake in early 2003, Redwood City International spearheaded a local fundraising effort to assist in the relief effort for the citizens of Colima.
Zhuhai has sent several economic and business delegations to visit Redwood City and the region. They have toured the City, the Port, and other areas of our community, and have met with local business leaders. A number of representatives from our community have also visited Zhuhai.
For more information, visit Redwood City International.