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Published on: 1/5/2016 10:24 AM

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The County of Santa Clara CA USA/Province of Florence*, Italy Sister County Commission currently has available seats for those interested in supporting its mission and goals.
Meetings are held at the County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA, 95110, at the Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., on the first Thursday of each month.
The purpose of the Commission is to promote mutually beneficial relationships
between Florence, Italy and our county, in the areas of arts and culture, education and
technology and sustainability. Residents of Santa Clara County with a passion for strengthening the relationships in these areas between the County of Santa Clara and Florence, Italy, are welcome to apply.  The Technology and Sustainability Committee is currently focusing on recruiting members with a technology or engineering background. 
Those interested are invited to:
·        Attend a Commission meeting


·        Apply to the County of Santa Board of Supervisors to seek appointment by the Supervisor in whose district you reside.  Applications can be downloaded at   You can also click on the Become a Commissioner Link below. Once filled out, they should be mailed to the address indicated in the application form. 

Attend an Event  – Information on upcoming events

Join the Mailing List –  Receive news and upcoming events information about the County of Santa Clara/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission.

Become a Commissioner   –  If you are interested in serving as a commissioner, view information on current vacancies and how to apply. 

Make a Donation – Your tax-deductible contribution will support the programs of the County of Santa Clara/ Florence*, Italy Sister County Commission.  The County of Santa Clara encourages the creation of Sister County affiliations to promote relationships that enhance the region's international profile; encourage mutual understanding; and foster cultural, educational, technological and business exchanges between people of Santa Clara County and the people of our Sister communities.

For further information about the Commission, please email or call 408-299-5115.

If donating by check, donations should be written to County of Santa Clara.  Please include "Florence Sister County Commission" in the Memo portion. 

Mail Donations to:

County of Santa Clara

Florence, Italy Sister County Commission
Office of the County Executive
Attn: Office of Public Affairs
70 W. Hedding St., 11th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110


 *The Province of Florence is being replaced by the Florence Metropolitan City.  The County is actively pursuing a relationship with the new organization.