Santa Clara Sister Cities Youth Commissioner elected to the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International


Ajaipal Chahal, President of Santa Clara Sister Cities Youth Commission got elected to the Sister Cities International’s Board of a Directors. He will serve as youth representative amongst the 24 member board.

Pictured left to right: Former Secretary of Transport Norman Mineta, Ajaipal “AJ” Chahal, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Raj Chahal

Santa Clara and Limerick Sister Cities signing ceremony


Santa Clara City and Limerick City from Ireland signed a memorandum of understanding to formulate a sister city relationship to strengthen cultural, economic and civic ties between the two cities.
Mayor of Santa Clara Jamie Matthews and Cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan signed the agreement at the Sister Cities International Conference in San Jose, California.


Pictured left to right: Raj Chahal; Julie Matthews; former Secretary of Transportation, Norm Mineta; Kathy Watanabe; President of ITLG, John Hartnett; Santa Clara Councilmember Teresa O’Neill; Barry O’Sullivan; Marie O’Flaherty; Santa Clara Councilmember Debi Davis; Irish Consul General, Philip Grant; Director of Limerick City Services, Kieran Lehane; Caroline Sheahan; Sister Cities International President, Mary Kane; and Congressman Mike Honda. In front are the history-making mayors: City of Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan