Welcome to Hickory International Council

Respecting diversity; acting on commonalities

The HIC promotes cross cultural dialogue and sharing through a broad range of community programs and events.

One World –
One Community

HIC Mission Statement

The HIC mission is to act as a forum for the local and global international community and as liaison between that community and the city government to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among citizens.

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Events and Attractions

Celebrate the creativity and cultural traditions of our ever-changing community. International films and live performances provide entertainment and fun for the family throughout the year. Click to find out more.


Hickory International Council / City of Hickory

PO Box 398

Hickory, NC 28603



On May 7, 2002 the Hickory International Council was established by the Hickory Mayor and City Council to serve as a forum for the international community in Hickory and to advise the City Council regarding ways to improve Hickory as an international city that welcomes and values international visitors, residents and businesses. Resolution document No. 02-24 outlines the purpose, duties and membership requirements of Council members.

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