About Us


The Winston-Salem Sister Cities Board was established by a resolution adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on August 18, 1997. It is charged with seeking to promote international cooperation, understanding, and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with specific cities with whom Winston-Salem maintains an active, formalized relationship.

Seven members are appointed by the Winston-Salem City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor. The remaining fourteen members are appointed by the Winston Salem Sister Cities Board.

Current Board Members

Dave Van Pelt - Chairman James Robinson - Vice Chairman
Johnathan Plaster - Secretary G. Doug Atkinson - Treasurer
Ruben Gonzales James Hunder
Ping Lang Joseph A. Molnar
Edward Opoku-Dapaah Terrin Tucker
Lei Zhang Zhenlin Zheng
Wendy Xiong  

The City of Winston-Salem is represented by Steve Harrison, Business Development Administrator and Sister Cities Coordinator.