Community Partnerships

The City works with community groups, the military and private organizations to make Monterey an even better place to live, work and visit. These partnerships enhance the quality of life for all of us.

Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP)
AMP is a community nonprofit that was formed to help manage Public, Education and Government (PEG) access to the local cable system(s). As part of its contract with the City, AMP provides training opportunities and makes production equipment available so that organizations and individuals can get their info on air.

Civic-Military Partnerships
By establishing partnerships with our military neighbors at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, we are able to save tax dollars and reduce operating costs for the military. Monterey also works closely with the Naval Postgraduate School.

Education Partnerships
The City works collaboratively with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB), and the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD).

Language Capital of the World
Monterey's designation as the "Language Capital of the World" reflects the diversity and language skills of our residents and the focus on language skills at the Defense Language Institute and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In 2015 began an annual "Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival" each May. Find more information at

Sister Cities Program
Monterey has been partnering with international Sister Cities since 1965. The concept of the program is that geographically and/or politically distant towns are paired for the purpose of developing mutually beneficial relationships that encourage cultural and global understanding and cooperation, inspire international partnerships, and strengthen economic development. These collaborations foster international links that promote solid bonds between people that otherwise would never happen. Sister city programs also encourage student exchange programs between the participating municipalities.