To all Friends,

Proud to announce the recent election in Belfast Northern Ireland of our very own Pinay, Ms. Malou Mariano to the prestigious position in the Sister Cities International Board of Directors


Maria Elizabeth


Press Releases

September 14, 2009

Frances Reimers
202-347-8630 x8251

Sister Cities International Announces
Election of Board of Directors and New Officers

WASHINGTON, DC Sister Cities International announced the results of the 2009 Board of Directors elections at its annual Member Business Meeting on August 1. The Member Business Meeting was part of the Sister Cities International 2009 Annual Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 29-August 1, 2009.

Newly elected Directors include:

  • Lalit Acharya, City of Riverside , Riverside , CA
  • Sarah Beverly Larkin, Collective Media, Frisco , TX
  • Thomas Lisk, LeClairRyan, Richmond , VA
  • Carol Robertson Lopez, New Mexico Children's Foundation, Albuquerque , NM
  • Malou Mariano, Carson Sister Cities Association, Long Beach , CA

The Sister Cities International Board of Directors also elected new officers for 2009-2010. The leadership of the board is:

  • Chairman: Michael Hyatt, UBS Financial Services, Inc., Ft. Worth , TX
  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Brad Cole, The City of Carbondale , Carbondale , IL
  • Secretary: James Hromas, Oklahoma State University , Stillwater , OK
  • Treasurer: Fred Blanton, The Boeing Company, Alexandria , VA
  • At Large: Enda Brennan, Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee, Santa Cruz , CA
  • At Large: Mimi Barker, Standard & Poor's, New York , NY
  • At Large: Mark Walton, The Africa Channel, New York , NY

MEDIA CONTACT: Frances Reimers, 202.347.8630 x8251 or

Sister Cities International promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation by focusing exchanges and public programs on sustainable and economic development, youth and education, arts and culture, and humanitarian assistance. More information about Sister Cities International can be found at