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Snoqualmie looking for sister cities Korean burg is possibility for civic exchange

The city of Snoqualmie is taking its first steps to forge a bind with another city in a far-off country.

The Snoqualmie City Council adopted a Sister Cities Association Policy on Monday, July 28, setting the goals and objectives of selecting such a city for the community.

Creating a sister city fosters intercultural knowledge and exchange, said Snoqualmie city attorney Pat Anderson.

Creating an association, a non-profit entity, to guide the sister city selection process is typical, Anderson said.

A sister city committee is expected to form in August or September.

“I think it’s an exciting possibility,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson.

Snoqualmie got most of its information about the city selection process from the city of Kent, which has six sister cities including Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, El Grullo, Mexico, and Kherson, Ukraine.

A likely candidate for a sister city for Snoqualmie is South Korea. That’s because Snoqualmie is currently home to Mun Young Hoon, a visiting South Korean official who is learning about American cities.

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