Board Members

Member Qualifications

Sister Cities Board members serve (up to two) four-year terms with the option to become a non-voting member after term expiration. The Board is made up of 7-9 voting, up to 6 non-voting members and allows for up to two (2) youth members (ages 15-18). Board members are generally community representatives with interests in the sister cities program, strong ties to Salt Lake Sister Cities are helpful but not required. In addition to the Sister Cities Advisory Board, a group of local representatives work behind the scenes to accomplish the tasks that make sister city relationships work.

Residency Requirement: Must reside in Salt Lake City*.

*Approval outside of Salt Lake City boundaries at discretion of Mayor and City Council

Powers and Duties

  • Advise Mayor Mendenhall and City Council on Sister Cities program
  • Work to implement goals of the Sister Cities Program
  • Make budget recommendations and oversee budget transactions for program
  • Provide annual report to the Office of the Mayor on programs
  • Review requests for Sister City partnerships

Current Members

MemberDistrictVoting/Non-votingTerm AppointmentTerm Expires
Stacee Adams2VotingMay 2024July 2028
John Wilson3VotingMay 2023July 2029
Matilyn Mortensen4VotingMay 2023July 2027
Ahimara Suarez4Non-votingMay 2023July 2027
Annie Quan5VotingMay 2023July 2027
Joe Zeidner6VotingMay 2023July 2027
Ross Chambless6VotingMay 2023July 2029
Rose Kjesbo7VotingMay 2024July 2028
Nicole PessettoN/AVotingMay 2023July 2029
Ricardo BecerraN/AVotingMay 2023July 2029
Sheri SorensonN/ANon-votingMay 2023July 2027
Olga EfimovaN/ANon-votingMay 2023July 2027
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