2018 Officers/Directors

Executive Committee

Elissa Shanks Stewart


Bio coming soon.

William Kim
Vice President


Bio coming soon.
Marvin Fruth
Property Manager

I was born and raised in Minnesota. I served 4.5 years in the U.S. Navy. After my military service, I worked for various electronic companies in the Bay Area for private shipyards. We moved to Vallejo in 1977. We joined the Sister City Association in 1978. We stayed involved with the SCA thru 1995. During those years, my wife and I hosted many visitors from Akashi , Japan. During those 17 years I served as president, treasurer and as a broad member. I rejoined the Association in 2007. I visited the city of Akashi, Japan in 2008 with the high school all star baseball team. I stayed in a private home during that visit. This year I was able to host them as they came to the United States to visit and site see. I have been retired since 2001 and I enjoy my new life.

Emma Del Rosario

Emma del Rosario-Cordova graduated from the University of the East with a BSBA, majoring in Accounting. Emma also attended Penn State in Project Management, Costs and Scheduling. She is now retired from the Bechtel Corporation where she was a Project Controls Engineer.

Married to Robert L. Cordova, Emma has traveled to 25 Countries and 28 States. She loves to share God’s love.

Vernon Williams III

 Bio coming soon

  • Akashi Committee Chair - TBA
  • Bagamoyo Committee Chair - Brenda Brumfield-Ross
  • Baguio Committee Chair - Dinah Villanueva-Ryan
  • Jincheon Committee Chair - William Kim
  • La Spezia Committee Chair - Elissa Shanks Stewart
  • Publicity Committee Chair - Yolanda Kim


Pelton Stewart
Paul Ligda
Ravi Shankar
Thelma Brown
Mike Browne
Delia Cordova
Askari Swonde
Genea Brice
Shantel Brumfield
Max Potente