First contacts with Fresno were made in the early 1980s through the Consulate General of the Federal Republic San Francisco. In July 1986, the town twinning was officially sealed in the town hall of Münster. The initial idea to primarily promote youth exchange has not changed to this day. Especially the Partnership Association Münster – Fresno takes care of the youth exchange. In Fresno, the “Sisters Cities Committee” is responsible for the partnership with Münster. In addition to youth exchanges, there are contacts in the fields of sports and music, too, as well as between the universities and technical colleges.
Unfortunately, the exchange between the cities’ administrations is not as deep, since the American administration system is quite different from the German one. Nevertheless, administrative internships as well as internships in the private economic sector can be arranged.