In 2007 Dane County entered into a cooperative agreement with Landkreis (County) Kassel, Hessen, Germany to form a sister county relationship. The purpose of the agreement is to exchange ideas and build economic partnerships regarding transportation, education, culture, and the arts.
Additionally, the state of Hessen and Wisconsin entered a similar partnership in 1980.
Kassel-Dane Sister County Task Force
The Kassel-Dane Sister County Task Force is composed of up to eight members appointed by the county board chairperson including up to fivecommunity members and at least threeCounty Board supervisors to oversee the sister county partnership with Kassel, Germany.
Current Members include:
In the News:
May 2022 - Two Artists Selected to Attend EUARCA+ 2022 Arts Camp in Kassel, Germany
February 2022 - Dane County Announces Opportunity for Local Artist to Exhibit Work in Germany
October 2020 - German American Friendship Day Recognized by Dane County
September 2019 - Dane County again welcomes visiting German musicians
July 2019 - Kassel-Dane Sister County Partnership Hosts Event "Overcoming Workforce Challenges in Manufacturing"
June 2017 - Dane County Celebrates Kassel, Germany's "Documenta 14"
January 2017 - Dane County Announces Opportunity for Local Artist to Exhibit Work in Germany
January 2017 - Dane County Accepting Applications For Artist Residency in Germany
September 2016 - Dane County Board Welcomes Renowned German Jazz Trio
March 2014 - German Artist to Provide New Look at Dane County
March 2012 - Sculptor Michael Velliquette to Represent Dane County at Major International Exhibition
April 2010 - German Sister County Brings Brothers Grimm Exhibit to Dane County Airport Today
December 2023 - Kassel-Dane Economic Development Project, UW Student Pranav Krishnan (Report) (Presentation)