Villanueva de la Cañada, Our First Sister City
On March 21, 2017, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a sister city partnership with Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain.
A long term Sister City Agreement with Villanueva de la Cañada was signed in early May 2017. State Senator Anthony Portantino traveled to Spain in May where he met with Mayor-President D. Luis M. Partida Brunete and other city officials from our new Sister City. An official signing ceremony was held and the partnership between our two cities was sealed.
The first international exchanges students from Villanueva de la Cañada arrive to live with host families in late June/early July 2017. La Cañada Flintridge will send our first two exchange students to our Sister City in late July 2017.
Sister Cities International’s “Cities Seeking Cities” Program helps member cities find potential sister city matches. It’s an incredibly thorough and exciting process!
For more information about this process, please see: http://www.sister-cities.org/cities-seeking-cities