Since the establishing a formal Sister City relationship between Santa Barbara and Kotor, mayors from both cities have been instrumental in the success of the exchanges and programs between the two cities. It is through their leadership that the goal of Sister City International has been fulfilled. “Promoting peace through, respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”
Congratulations to Mayor Vladimir Jokić who was elected to a second term as Mayor of Kotor in February 2022. Mayor Jokić who was born Kotor is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Mr. Jokić enjoyed success in the legal field as well in business before entering politics. During his first term as Mayor he was instrumental in implementing Culinary and Water Polo Exchanges benefiting youth from Santa Barbara and Kotor. We look forward to working with Mayor Jokić to build on these successful exchanges during his second term.
August 2016 Santa Barbara’s Mayor Helene Schneider and delegation visit Kotor.
(left to right): Goran Milić – founder of the Goran Milić Culinary Academy, Boro Kašćelan – Director of the Resource Center, Deanne Scott – Santa Barbara delegation member, Mayor Helene Schneider, Mayor Alexsandar Stjepčević, and delegation members Barbara Neary, Denise Lilly and George Lilly.
July 2012 Santa Barbara’s Mayor Helene Schneider and women’s delegation visit Kotor.
(left to right): Linda Mathews, Victoria Furst Hines, Vickie Williams,
Judi Weisbart, Mayor Helene Schneider and Kathy Janega-Dykes
February 2010 Kotor’s Mayor Marija Ćatović and delegation visit Santa Barbara.
(left to right): Mayor Marija Ćatović, Kotor Prime Minister Nikola Konjević,
Nada Sbutega, Andriela Ćetković, Marija Ivanović, Ljiliana Jovović, and Snežana Macić Stanaćev.
February 2009 Santa Barbara Delegation makes first visit to Kotor Montenegro.
(left to right): George Lilly, Denise Lilly, Alec Wilczynski, Ichak Adizes, Goran Milić and Linda Mathews.