Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Board of Supervisors
Kassel Seal

Kassel-Dane Sister County Partnership

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:

  • Charles James
  • County Board Supervisor Chuck Erickson
  • County Board Supervisor Dana Pellebon
  • Hannah Shaw
  • County Board Supervisor Kierstin Huelsemann
  • County Board Superviosr Matt Veldran
  • Roe Parker


December 2023 - Kassel-Dane Economic Development Project, UW Student Pranav Krishnan (Report) (Presentation)

Dane County Delegation Report (Report)