Partner City Advisory Committee

Partner City Advisory Committee
The purpose of the committee is to recommend to the City Commission the policies and objectives for the overall partner cities program; make recommendations to the City Commission regarding the selection of partner cities; plan, develop, promote, and coordinate partner city activities, including, but not limited to, visits of individuals and exchanges of delegations, educational and informational exchanges and events with partner city communities, their nations and their cultures; develop goals and work plans regarding activities of the committee; review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities; and when applicable, conduct fundraising for partner city activities and programs.

The committee shall consist of five persons appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission. Terms are for three years and run from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.
Staff Liaison
Gary Fees, City Clerk/Communications Manager
Email Gary Fees
Additional Information
Interested in being a member of the Partner City Advisory Committee?


  • Vern Wirka (Chair)
  • Dolly Anderson
  • Liz Beikmann
  • Ed Klimek
  • William Smriga


The committee meets first Wednesday of each month 4:00 P.M. at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Harmon Meeting Room.