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Sister City Omitama

The Sister City relationship developed from Japanese interns coming to the Harold Scanlan dairy farm. In 1984 an agreement to form a Sister City relationship between Abilene and Minori, Japan was signed. Since that time adult and student delegations have made annual visits to the others towns.

The Sister City Committee identified student exchanges/youth friendships, daily life experience and cultural experience as the main emphasis of the program. 

Contact Information:

Marcus Rothchild, City Representative
(785.263.2550, )

Sister City Committee: Term Expires

Scott Anderson 2018
Corina Ryland 2018
Kevin Unruh 2018
Claire Anderson               2019
Barbara Johnson               2019
Rick Johnson 2019
Audrey Corbett  2020
Jerry Rankin  2020
Andrea Taylor  2020


Claire Anderson Chair
Jerry Rankin Co-Chair
Corina Ryland Secretary
Kevin Unruh Treasurer

2017 Sister City Hosting Information:

*Forms can be emailed to to be shared with the Sister City Board.

2018 Delegate Information:

Trolley Along
With Abilene
City of Abilene
P.O. Box 519
Abilene, Kansas 67410
Phone: 785-263-2550
Fax: 785-263-2532
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63rd Armor Regiment