At the heart of all sister city programs is an agreement, signed by the mayors of each sister city, confirming the commitment of each community to the sister city program. Sister cities agree to send and receive delegations of various types-including political and business leaders, arts and cultural representatives, educators and technical experts-because these exchanges promote cross-cultural understanding, municipal and technical cooperation and business opportunities.

In Ennis the sister city programme is supported by a committee of volunteers who are committed to it’s goals and objectives.