Iowa Sister States

Bringing communities together… 

Iowa Sister States is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa. We strive to build sustainable international partnerships that connect Iowans to the world community. Iowa has a powerful history of citizen diplomacy, and our dedicated volunteers and staff are proud to continue this legacy.

We manage the State of Iowa’s official relationships with our nine international partners:
• Cherkasy Oblast,  Ukraine
• Hebei Province, China
• Kosovo Stavropol
• Krai, Russia
• Taiwan Terengganu, Malaysia
• Veneto Region, Italy
• Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan 
• Yucatán, Mexico

Iowa Sister States