Chambers, Assistant City Manager
Javier, Public Information and Volunteer Coordinator
DALY CITY HONORS VOLUNTEERS
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
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
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
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