"Citizen Diplomacy refers to people-to-people efforts," said Eleanor Cooper, president of the Chattanooga Sister Cities association, "rather than professional diplomacy of governments.
These awards recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in international relations locally."
Citizen Diplomacy is a term used since President Eisenhower founded Sister Cities International
in 1956.Sister Cities International
encourages local efforts and individual initiatives to bridge international connections person to person and city to city.
"We asked different organizations to identify individuals who exhibited extraordinary commitment and dedication, " explained Ms. Cooper
...Contact person: Eleanor Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org