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Sister City
In 2012, the City of Voinjama, Liberia was formally established by City Council as Sister City to the City of Brooklyn Center. The Sister City Program has been in existence since 1956 when U.S President Dwight D Eisenhower proposed a People-to-People citizen diplomacy initiative. The City of Brooklyn Center was asked to establish a Sister City Relationship by the Vice President of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai as well as the Voinjama-Brooklyn Center Sister City Committee led by Pastor Alexander B. Collins.

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Voinjama, Lofa County, Liberia.
    •City Council Resolution adopting Voinjama as Sister City
    •Voinjama article in City Watch, Summer 2014 Edition 187 

Brooklyn Center Delegation to Voinjama
In January 18-27, 2014, a Brooklyn Center delegation including Mayor Tim Willson, Council Member Lin Myszkowski, City Manager Curt Boganey, Community Liaison Monique Drier, and her 17 year old son Treigh visited Voinjama, Liberia. The trip was funded privately without the use of City funds. The Brooklyn Center delegation was greeted by Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai and Voinjama Mayor Younger Sherman among several other political figures. The trip’s itinerary included visits to local establishments and community service locations including the national police force, local schools, medical facilities, and other community organizations. View pictures from the trip in the slideshow below.

Civilians out around town