US Senator, Dianne Feinstein will be presented with a Civic Award from the City of Cork in San Francisco this Friday May 4th for her work in establishing and nurturing the Cork-San Francisco twinning relationship.
Just last month, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald led a 60-strong delegation to the US city. Amongst that group – the biggest ever – were representatives from the Cork City Council, Cork Chamber of Commerce, Cork educational institutions, the Cork – San Francisco sister city committee, An Garda Siochana, the English Market, Rainbow Cities and also several Cork-based companies.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Tony Fitzgerald said: “This award is in recognition of Senator Feinstein’s contribution to the establishment and ongoing support of the sister city relationship between Cork and San Francisco. This relationship is one that has gone from strength to strength since 1984 and one that we in Cork hold very dear.”
Writing to the Lord Mayor in advance of the presentation, Senator Feinstein said: “I am so honoured to receive this award which truly means a lot to me and reflects a longstanding and truly special relationship between two unique cities. I fondly remember leading the first delegation to Cork in 1985 which helped forge the lasting bond between our cities. It was one of the highlights of my time as Mayor”.
The Civic Awards are annual awards presented by the Lord Mayor to persons or organisations who have contributed to the life and development of Cork as a city on a local, national or international level.
Jim Herlihy (Chairman) and members of San Francisco’s twinning committee will present the award to Senator Feinstein at her San Francisco office at 11am San Francisco time.
Senator Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. She is the oldest currently serving United States Senator.