The port cities of Seattle and Gdynia have much in common: both are beautiful port cities, both have a rapidly growing technology center, and beautiful architectural and nature landscapes. Both cities host outstanding cultural events such as the Open’er Festival in Gdynia and Seafair in Seattle.

Seattle and Gdynia formalized their friendship in a sister city agreement in 1993, one of Seattle’s twenty-one sister cities. SGSCA is a 501(c)(3) organization, staffed entirely by volunteers who are committed to sharing and promoting business, cultural and academic exchanges between the two cities.

What has SGSCA accomplished?
• Produced 26 Seattle Polish Film Festivals – 2018 will be our 26th Aniversary!
• Hosted 70+ Polish students who attended the Washington Business Week summer program
• Led Trade, Civic & Seattle business delegations to Poland
• Sent computers, books, clothing, toys to orphanage in Gdynia
• Hosted Gdynia Port Directors & Gdynia Police Chief and staff for consultations with Seattle city officials
• Provided funds to help build Gdynia’s City & Maritime Museums
• Established Gdynia Business Week
• SGSCA members serve as Company Advisors to Gdynia Business Week (2017)

Sister Cities International awarded Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association with the Innovation: Youth & Education, 2010 honor for its work on Gdynia Business Week.

The City of Seattle awarded Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association with Best Overall Program, 2011 and 2006, as well as Best Single Project, 2010 for its work on Gdynia Business Week.

“Coming Home” – Commissioned by  SGSCA and presented to the City of Gdynia. Created by local artist  Louise McDowell.


Keep me posted on SGSCA happenings!