Cllr Kathy Watanabe Presentation
Councillor Kathy Watanabe, Council Member for the City of Santa Clara in California, was honoured with a presentation during her visit to Longford in August 2017. The presentation was made by Longford County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Martin Mulleady.
Kathy’s grandfather, Michael Francis, served in the North Longford Flying Column, with Kathy’s parents, Kevin and Brigid Carolan from Longford, before moving to the United States. Kathy’s family moved back to Longford from New York in 1965, with Kathy and her siblings started school in Ballinalee. However, the family moved back to New York in 1968. Kathy now works tirelessly for the City of Santa Clara and has shown great leadership in her community and has been widely-recognized for her contributions.