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 –
One Community

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.

Coming Soon

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. 

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