Our Purpose

MENDOCINO SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION, INC. 
MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA, USA

The purpose of this organization is educational and charitable.

The organization's objectives are:
a. To cause the people of the (village of) Mendocino and the people of similar cities 
of foreign nations to acquire a consciousness of each other, to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, as citizens of their country and as part of the family of nations.

b. To foster as a consequence of such knowledge and consciousness a continuing relationship of mutual concern between the people of the Village of Mendocino and the people of similar cities of other nations.

c. To undertake both in seeking and in consequence of such consciousness and concern any activities and programs as will provide to one another appropriate aid and comfort, education and mutual understanding.

d. To participate as an organization in the promoting, fostering and publicizing of local, state and national programs of international municipal cooperation organizations, and thereby to encourage other organizations and residents of American communities to engage and participate in such programs, to foster and promote friendly relations and mutual understanding between peoples of American communities and peoples of friendly nations outside the United States of America, and to act as a coordinating body, committee, or agency among those organizations, groups and individuals desiring to engage and engaging in the activities of such international municipal cooperation organizations.

e.The corporation also has such powers as are now or may hereafter be granted by the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of the State of California.