Mission: The Sister Cities Association of Palatine was formed to bring an international perspective to our community. After a five year search, we signed the official Friendship Agreement on March 31, 1995 with Fontenay le Comte. Since then the flourishing relationship between our two cities has advanced via varied exchanges. Residents of both villages have gained greater cultural understanding, as groups of students, adults and an assortment of artists have crossed the Atlantic. Each visit is an investment in advancing our mission, as we fuel our appreciation and understanding of the people and culture of foreign nations. We are a pro-active, all volunteer organization, striving to increase our community's global scope.