Welcome to The Greater Hickory International Council
Respecting diversity; embracing commonalities
The GHIC promotes cross cultural dialogue and sharing through a broad range of community programs and events.
One World –
Greater Hickory International Council Mission Statement
The mission of the Greater Hickory International Council is to promote goodwill, cultural awareness, cooperation, education, and mutual respect through partnerships and community events.
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.
Our History & Mission
On May 7, 2002 the Hickory International Council was established by the Mayor of Hickory 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.