Contact: Sal Torres, Mayor of Daly City
Martin, City Manager
Cortes, City Clerk
CITY CLERK GETS A PROMOTION
City Mayor Torres Swears In City Clerk Cortes
City – Long-time Senior Deputy City
Clerk Maria Cortes is Daly City’s new
City Clerk. With Mayor Sal Torres administering
the oath at City Hall this morning, Cortes officially
replaces Helen Flowerday, who recently retired
after a 30-year career with the City of Daly
“It’s an honor to be appointed City
Clerk,” noted Cortes, a Daly City resident
for 43 years. She acknowledged two retired City
Clerks, Lorraine D’Elia, who initially
hired her in 1988 as Typist Clerk II, and Flowerday,
both of whom were present at the ceremony.
Having worked at the City Clerk’s office
the past 15 years, Cortes is comfortable with
her new position. “I have worked my way
up learning all the different aspects and functions
of the office, from copying and assembling City
Council packets to conducting municipal elections
and attending council meetings,” she stated.
“The Office of the City Clerk is the custodian
of Daly City’s public records. We are
often the central source of official documents
for city officials, city staff, the media and
the general public. As we have in the past,
we will continue to provide this public service
in the highest of standards,” Cortes commented.
Appointed last month by the city council to
complete Flowerday’s remaining unexpired
term, Cortes plans to run for a full term of
the four-year elected position in November 2004.
Cortes was seven years old when her family moved
to Daly City. She resides in the Serramonte
neighborhood with her husband, Raul and three
children, Annel, Raul Jr. and Elizabeth Cortes.
She attended local schools, and graduated from
Jefferson High School.