Bloomington-Normal Asahikawa Sister City


  • 6:30 pm
  • First Monday of each month
  • Central Illinois Regional Airport, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    3201 CIRA Drive
    Bloomington, IL 61704


  • Robert Harrison, Chairperson
  • Michael McKnight
  • Leticia Montes De Oca
  • Toyoka Nishihara-Johnson
  • Ken Ota
  • Dawn Sadicoff
  • Darren Sampson
  • Mary Anne Schierman
  • Akiko Wilson


The Bloomington-Normal Asahikawa Sister City Committee consists of 20 members, 10 approved by the mayor and council of each community. If you are interested in serving on the committee please contact Chairperson Harriett Steinbach at for more details.


To further international relations and goodwill between the Bloomington-Normal community and Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, pursuant to the People to People program instituted by the United States State Department.