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:
October 2020 - German American Friendship Day Recognized by Dane County
September 2019 - Dane County again welcomes visiting German musicians
September 2016 - Dane County Board Welcomes Renowned German Jazz Trio
March 2014 - German Artist to Provide New Look at Dane County