Adrienne Tongate is deputy director of Chicago Sister Cities International. She provides leadership and direction to CSCI staff and focuses on the development and implementation of CSCI’s strategic plans and policies. She also provides leadership, direction and communication to the Council of Chairs and committee members.
Adrienne also manages sister city committees; coordinates exchanges that focus on arts and culture, business and economic development, education, environment, and social services between Chicago and its sister cities; facilitates international delegation visits; and administers CSCI program-wide events. In addition, she focuses on cultural and education initiatives for CSCI.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of New Mexico. Adrienne serves as the Conference Committee Chair on the Illinois Sister Cities Association Board, and on the Advisory Committee of Heartland Alliance’s Chicago Council on Global LGBTQ Human Rights.