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Sister city, county and state affiliations began after World War II, and were developed into a national initiative by President Eisenhower, who proposed a people-to-people program at the White House in 1956. Originally part of the National League of Cities, Sister Cities International (SCI) became a separate nonprofit organization in 1967 due to its growth in popularity.

Bloomington currently has two sister cities:

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Beverly Calender-Anderson,
Safe and Civil Director
Community and Family Resources Department
401 N Morton Street, Ste 260
Bloomington IN 47404
Ph: 812-349-3560 Fax: 812-349-3483
E-mail: safeandcivil@bloomington.in.gov