Rockville Sister City Corporation

The City of Rockville formed a Sister City relationship with Pinneberg, Germany in 1957. In 1986 the Rockville Sister City Corporation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization, with a mission to support educational and charitable programs and to facilitate the continuing relationship between the citizens of Rockville and Rockville’s Sister Cities. In 2009 a friendly relations agreement was signed between the City of Rockville and Jiaxing, China (PRC). Correspondence, exchanges and cultural activities between Rockville and Pinneberg as well as Rockville and Jiaxing are overseen by the Rockville Sister City Corporation. 

In accordance with its bylaws, the Mayor and Council appoint as many as three directors. The remaining directors are elected by its membership. Terms are for three years and are staggered. Membership in the corporation is open. In 2017 Rockville celebrated its 60th anniversary with Pinneberg and in 2019, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Jiaxing.

Rockville Sister City Corporation
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


Term Expiration**
Drew PowellPresidentSeptember 2020
Gilbert SantiagoVice PresidentSeptember 2021
Marika Brown*TreasurerSeptember 1, 2020
Steve FisherSecretarySeptember 2019
Elizabeth von Kaenel*DirectorApril 1, 2019
John McKenzieDirectorSeptember 2019
Sean LinDirectorSeptember 2019
Sue-Ann NorianDirectorSeptember 2019
Bingjib "Bing" HuangDirectorSeptember 2020
Chris MaloneDirectorSeptember 2020
John (Jack) RodgersDirectorSeptember 2020
Christian Jessen-KlingenbergDirectorSeptember 2021
David TangDirectorSeptember 2021
Kuan LeeDirectorSeptember 2021

*Appointed by the Mayor and Council.
**For Mayor and Council appointees, exact expiration of term is provided. All other terms expire upon the RSCC Annual Meeting in the year indicated. 


Councilmember Beryl Feinberg
Mayor and Council Liaison
Paige Janzen
Staff Liaison