About Us

Dresden Sister City, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting cultural, educational and sports exchanges, and facilitating business contacts between the cities of Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and Dresden, Germany. The sister city agreement between Columbus, Ohio and Dresden, Germany was signed on June 4, 1992. Since then, the residents of Columbus and Dresden have had numerous opportunities to engage in exchanges and get to know their respective sister city.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dresden Sister City Program is to foster an international understanding at all levels of the community on a continuing long-term basis. To achieve this understanding, both cities will promote the exchange of people, ideas, economic development, and culture through a variety of educational institutions, municipal, corporate, professional, technical, and youth projects. The focus of these exchanges will be to foster world peace.


Dorit Fratzscher – Executive Director
Phone: (614) 227-2240
Email: dresdensistercity@gmail.com
Dresden Sister City, Inc.
P.O. Box 21692
Columbus, OH 43221-0692

Board of Directors:
Dixon Miller, President
Christina Hultsch, Treasurer
Carah Casler
Peter Coccia
Sue Frost
Devon Whittaker
Franck Wobst

View the DSCI documents and policies here:

… causing the people of the City of Columbus and the people of the City of Dresden to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, as citizens of their country, and as part of the family of nations.