A sister city link develops when an American community links with a community in another nation. The goal for the cities involved is to learn more about each other and to develop exchanges.
The Dixon Sister City Association is a non-profit organization consisting of board members and citizens involved in the exchanging of ideas, cultures and people. Dixon, Illinois has participated in several international exchanges since the relationships were forged.
Through the years, Dixon, Illinois has benefited from this program by successfully partnering with cities such as Dickson, Siberia; Herzberg, Germany; Thika, Kenya and Castlebar, Ireland.