Sister Cities Commission

Founded May 21, 1996. The Milpitas Sister Cities Commission (SCC) serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters affecting sister cities relationships, programs, and activities. This Sister Cities Commission will also review applications for sister city affiliations and forward recommendations to the City Council for the establishment of future agreements. Members are appointed to three-year terms and alternates are appointed to two-year terms. The Milpitas Unified School District also has a non-voting member appointed to the Commission.

Documentation:

Commission By-Laws

Electronics "Pen" Pal Signup Form!

Focus Areas & Criteria to Establish Sister City Relationships

Request for a Sister City Application Form

Host Family/Student Application

Memorandums of Understanding:

Dagupan, Philippines

Huizhou, China

Tsukuba, Japan

Meets:

6:00 p.m. at the City Hall Committee Room, 455 East Calaveras Boulevard on the fourth Thursday of every month except July and August. Meeting date varies for November and December due to holidays. Please contact the Staff Liaison for meeting information.

City Council Liaison:

Marsha Grilli, City Council (408-586-3031)

Staff Liaison:

Leslie Stobbe, Public Information Specialist (408-586-3352)

Commission Members:

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Dennis Grilli

Chair

Term Expires:

September, 2014

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Dana Arbaugh

Vice Chair

Term Expires:

September, 2016

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Carla Bayot

Commissioner

Term Expires:

September, 2016

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Massoud Arefi

Commissioner

Term Expires:

September, 2018

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Peter Chang

Commissioner

Term Expires:

September, 2018

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Mary Llamas

Commissioner

Term Expires:

September, 2016

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Nolan Chen

Commissioner

Term Expires:

September, 2018

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Barry Manogaran

Alternate Member #1

Term Expires:

September, 2016

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Dipak Awasthi

Alternate Member #2

Term Expires:

September, 2017

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Mikayla Horyza

Student Non-Voting Member

Term Expires:

September, 2016