Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City Association is to strengthen the climate of friendship between the cities of Misawa, Wenatchee and East Wenatchee by promoting cultural exchange. The Association is dedicated to furthering the historical significance of the first non-stop Trans Pacific flight by Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon in October 1931.

What does the Sister City Organization Do?

  • Send out newsletters
  • Organize and schedule activities
  • Act as official Hosting Group for both the annual Misawa City Delegations
  • Promote educational and cultural activities on the historic Pangborn flight
  • Find homestay families for Apple Blossom Japanese Delegation
  • Organize the August Misawa delegation
  • Promote educating the public on the historical significance of the First non-stop Trans Pacific Flight.
  • Foster friendship and goodwill between the Sister Cities of Misawa, Japan, Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, Washington.
  • Introduce Japanese delegates to local businesses through tours and product samples
  • Maintain weekly communications between Misawa and the Wenatchee Valley.

2014 commemorates the 83rd Anniversary of the First Non-Stop Transpacific Flight. The delegation is comprised of local dignitaries, Apple Blossom Festival Royalty, local businessmen and women, teachers and student ambassadors. The delegation has traditionally spent 1-2 days touring Tokyo, 5-6 days staying in Misawa with a family, attending the Misawa festival and attending numerous Misawa City functions.

Please see the Application Page for more information.