Sister Cities Newport News Receives International Innovation Award


NEWPORT NEWS—Sister Cities Newport News (SCNN) recently received the 2021 Sister Cities International Innovation in Business, Trade, and Professional Exchange Award during the Sister Cities International Virtual Annual Conference. The award is given to organizations that help advance the goals and mission of Sister Cities.

SCNN was chosen for the award after hosting the virtual seminar, Green Sister Cities: Local Sustainability in Greifswald and Newport News back in October 2020. This event also led to Newport News becoming the first U.S. city to compete in the Stadtradeln City Cycling Campaign to reduce carbon emissions through citizen-based cycling.