City Honors Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2003
Media Contact:  
Jane Chambers, Assistant City Manager (650) 991-8127
Gina Javier, Public Information and Volunteer Coordinator (650) 991-8296

DALY CITY HONORS VOLUNTEERS


Daly City - About 100 volunteers were in attendance at the city council meeting in Daly City on Monday, April 28th, when Mayor Adrienne Tissier awarded this year's top volunteers and service organizations, in observance of National Volunteer Week.

For the third consecutive year, Roberta Altamirano, who logged over 400 hours last year as Greeter / Reception Clerk at the City Clerk's Office, received the highly-coveted Volunteer of the Year award. Oceana High School 10th Grader Jason Chen, who worked over 200 hours as Library Clerk at Serramonte Library, garnered the Student Volunteer of the Year award. Named Site Supervisor of the Year was Julianne Reidy, Circulation Supervisor at Serramonte Library, who mentored and trained nearly 10 volunteers last year.

In addition to recognizing participants of the year-round Volunteers in Daly City program, project sponsors and volunteers for Make A Difference Day 2002, held last October 26, were also honored. The Rotary Club of Daly City-Colma and the Daly City Host Lions Club were awarded the annual event's Most Outstanding Project Sponsors. Both service organizations provided the funds for the Child Safety project. The Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo) in Daly City, which had over 200 of its members completing many community projects last fall, was named the Most Outstanding Volunteer Group.

"Daly City provides superior quality services to our residents. Our volunteers, local service groups and generous businesses give their time, skills and financial support to enhance city services for the benefit of the entire community. We commend them all," Mayor Tissier reiterated.

In observance of National Volunteer Week, the council also proclaimed the week of April 27 to May 3, 2003 as Volunteers in Daly City Week. Councilmember Carol Klatt presented the Council's signed proclamation to Volunteers in Daly City program coordinator Gina Javier.

Prior to the council's 7 p.m. regular meeting, a reception for the volunteers was held at City Hall, where other awards and special commendations were given.

Mayor Tissier presented the Most Valuable Volunteer awards to two city employees, Assistant City Librarian Carol Simmons and Linda Kleinheinz of the Fire Department. Both served on the Make A Difference Day 2002 Event Committee and did so in addition to their regular work responsibilities.

Also among those honored were the Parks and Recreation Department's top adult volunteers at Doelger Senior Center and for the Brown Bag Committee at Amberwood Apartments, Bayshore - Midway Village and Lincoln Community Center.

Top student volunteers for the Giammona Pool and the gymnastic camp were also commended. Tiffany Won was named the Most Outstanding Student Volunteer, with Katherine Gil and Moses Gil as Finalists.

To volunteer, or for more information about the Volunteers in Daly City program, call
(650) 991-8296.