I: Youth (16 – 18 years old)
Awardee: HELEN CHOW
is currently a senior at Terra Nova High
School. Academically, Helen is among the
top students in her class with a GPA of
has devoted over 500 hours of her time
to working as a teacher’s assistant at
Panorama School; a volunteer for the Daly
City Parks and Recreation Department,
and a server at the Daly City Emergency
II: Adult (19 – 64 years old)
Awardee: DENISE KELLY
is Executive Director of the Daly City
Emergency Food Pantry, a role in which
she takes every opportunity to assist
and refer women to available resources
in the community such as free health care
and educational opportunities.
was an active member of the Roundtable
for Women in Foodservice (RWF). RWF is
a national organization of foodservice
professionals devoted to providing educational,
mentoring and networking opportunities
to enhance the development and visibility
for women. The RWF provides scholarships
to women planning careers in the food
III: Seniors (66 years old and over)
Awardee: M. PAULINE BROWN (Posthumous)
Pauline was a teacher for nearly 30 years
with the Jefferson School District. An
elementary school is named in her honor.
M. Pauline was a woman before her time.
She started the Colma Girls Club in 1914;
she was actively involved with the Girls
Scout; was the first woman commissioner
of the County Board of Social Welfare,
which became known as Children’s Health.
Pauline understood the concerns of the
women in the area, a majority of whom
were immigrants with children. She took
it upon herself to help them become more
knowledgeable to cope with everyday issues.
She taught them English, helped them with
their children in school and other aspects
of their daily life.
II: Adult (19 – 64 years old)
has made many contributions that are specific
to developing leadership within young
women. After a study reflected that boys
were called to answer questions more often
than girls, she became involved in creating
awareness of the inequities in the classroom
and advocated for girls to have equal
attention in the schools.
was the first immigrant Latina elected
in San Mateo County. She was a founding
member of Center for Abuse and Assault
Prevention, charged with translation and
implementation of the curriculum to protect
girls from sexual and physical assault.
Nominee: Maggie Gomez
is the Manager of Patient Relations at
Seton Medical Center. She was the only
woman serving on Daly City’s Planning
Commission in 1997. She was elected to
the Jefferson Union High School District
School Board in 1998, and in November
2002, she was elected to the City Council
of Daly City.
Maggie has mentored five young women,
and has encouraged these young women to
consider careers in the medical field.
As a result, these five young women are
now either successful nurses or students
in a nursing program. This is significant
as California is in its most severe shortage
Nominee: Sue Horst
is Senior Services Supervisor for Daly
City Parks and Recreation.
always exudes a highly respected, highly
motivated professionalism with great work
ethics – tack and finesse. Sue’s vision
and action of integrated multi-age, multi-cultural
community in Daly City is drawn from her
own skills, abilities and talents. She
has led Daly City ACCESS to a high visibility
profile and as a result has garnered several
awards foremost of which is the Washington
DC 2003 Service to Seniors Award by the
National Committee to Preserve Social
Security and Medicare. Daly City ACCESS
is a national model that can be replicated.
Her grant writing capability has been
rewarded with close to $900,000.
Nominee: Carol L. Klatt
currently the Mayor of Daly City, has
been a resident of Daly City for over
38 years. She has been a City Councilmember
since September 1993. As such, Carol has
served on numerous committees, citywide
and countywide. She has also represented
Daly City on several advisory boards in
the Bay Area and statewide. Some would
also venture to say that she has proudly
carried the Daly City flag even in the
of all the titles and offices she must
have held over the years, with the exception
of being a wife, mother and grandmother,
one title she wears extremely well and
always with great pride is being a volunteer.
“Daly City is a community of volunteers.
When things need fixing, neighbors often
get together to find a solution,” she
said in 2001. “This strong volunteer spirit
and civic involvement guide many of our
residents. It is the path I followed prior
to becoming a Councilmember.”
is a Daly City business owner, Chief Financial
Officer with Daly City/Colma Chamber of
Commerce, and President of the Westlake
has promoted women’s causes for all ages,
from young children through seniors. She
has been successful in making such a tremendous
difference that has affected so many women
in our community. She has helped with
fund raising for the Florence Crittendon
Foundation for Women and The Shelter Network.
is active in other organizations such
as Make-a-Wish Foundation, City of Hope
and Our Lady of Mercy – Daughters of Charity.
works for the Daly City Department of
Public Works, as Secretary III/Administrative
Support Supervisor. Her expertise and
knowledge of the department is invaluable.
The women in the department look up to
Ana for guidance and support. She encourages
her staff to attend seminars and training
courses to improve their skills and advance
in their careers.
currently is an active member of the Secretary
III Labor Union. Her participation assists
the union in ensuring equality among all
Secretary III’s, as well as consistency
among all labor unions with the City.
One of her many accomplishments within
the department is leading the Department’s
Charity Campaign which raised close to
$32,000 for the United Way and Community
Adrienne J. Tissier
is a long time resident of Daly City and
Chief Executive Officer of Bay Relations,
a Daly City public relations firm. She
was first elected to the City Council
in November 1996. She served as Mayor
in 1999 where she led the first ever Trade
Mission to the Philippines sponsored by
the Daly City/Colma Chamber. Adrienne
was again elected to serve on the Council
in 2000 and was Mayor in 2002. In November
2004, she was elected to the San Mateo
County Board of Supervisors
1998, the State Legislature recognized
Adrienne as “Woman of the Year” in the
19th Assembly District.
addition, Adrienne was a founding Director
of Shelter Network of San Mateo County
and served on other organizations such
as the Community Gate Path (formerly Poplar-Recare),
and the Seton Medical Center Community
M. Angela Waters
serves as a Recreation Coordinator in
the Youth and Teen Services Unit of the
Daly City Parks and Recreation Department.
She lives her commitment to serving youth
daily, even outside the normal work hours.
She underscores the importance of furthering
their education, encourages them to be
respectful citizens, and coaches them
in self-love and integrity.
is active in the ACCESS program, which
is geared to bringing generations of people
together in innovative ways. She is very
active in the intergenerational component
of this program, which joins seniors and
youth in special activities.
Category III: Seniors (66
years old and over)
Sarah Mable Peay (Posthumous)
was a woman of many talents (who shared
much with the community she lived in),
a woman of action and courage, and a mother
of 10 children.
was an accomplished pianist and organist,
volunteering her selfless talent for over
40 years. She led the Children’s Choir
at Westlake Community Baptist Church until
2003. A former site manager of Lincoln
Park (now Lincoln Community Center) since
1989, she retired in 1992 and became a
Commissioner of the Daly City Parks and
Recreation Department in 1993. She was
voted chair in 1996 and awarded the Commissioner
of the Year award in 1997.
was a strong advocate for matters relating
to health, welfare and justice for senior
citizens, and was an active member of
the San Mateo County Commission on Aging.