The objective of the Prairie Village Sister City is to develop relationships with a city in other nations that promote friendship and understanding. We have formed a sister city relationship with Dolyna, Ukraine with a focus on exchanges, especially in the areas of education, culture, city government, and commerce.
Sister City Visit
Prairie Village has welcomed delegations of visitors from our sister city, Dolyna, Ukraine. The visits were arranged through the Open World Program of the Library of Congress and hosted by the International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City.
Reception for Shawnee Mission East Exchange Students
See pictures from a previous reception for the exchange students at Shawnee Mission East. See pictures from the reception.
Why have a sister city?
Civic Pride. There are many reasons for developing a sister city. From our perspective, one of the most important is the pride we have in Prairie Village. We believe our city is a model community. We have a powerful combination of livable space and nearby shopping, parks, statuary, fountains, churches, and schools. We also have a vibrant democracy. Our government is a combination of both elected officials and citizen volunteers. We want to show that to the world. At the same time we want to see what new ideas we may glean from other societies.
Education for both our citizens and theirs is a key objective. Located in the Heartland of the U.S. we can become insular. For hundreds of miles in any direction, there is only the U.S. Yet, as we see every day, events in the rest of the world can impact our lives. We and our children need to know more about the world.