City Councl Selects Mayor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2005
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Patricia E. Martel, City Manager (650) 991-8127
   
CITY COUNCIL SELECTS MAYOR GUINGONA,
VICE MAYOR TORRES TO LEAD DALY CITY INTO 2006
Outgoing Mayor Klatt Awards Top Citizens

Daly City – A standing-room-only crowd of roughly 200 witnessed Daly City’s City Council reorganization Monday night at City Hall. The 60-minute program included the selection of a new Mayor and Vice Mayor and the outgoing Mayor’s top citizen awards. The City Council selected Michael P. Guingona to serve as Mayor and Gonzalo “Sal” Torres to serve as Vice Mayor. This year marks the fourth time that Mr. Guingona will serve as Mayor since joining the City Council in 1993.

The most dramatic moment of the evening occurred when outgoing Mayor Carol L. Klatt announced her two special awards for Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Youth of the Year. Perla Gange Ibarrientos received the Citizen of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Youth of the Year Award went to Edwin Steve Urbina.

Citizen of the Year Perla Gange Ibarrientos has a multitude of civic involvements. These include serving as the President of the Daly City-Quezon City Sister City Committee, Vice President of the North Peninsula Dining Center & Emergency Food Pantry of Daly City, Vice President of the Filipino Bayanihan Resource Center, and Chair of the Broadmoor Presbyterian Nominating Committee. She is also a past member of the Daly City Library Board of Trustees.

Outstanding Youth of the Year Edwin Steve Urbina is a senior at Jefferson High School. He entered Jefferson after graduating from Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School three years ago. During his sophomore year at Jefferson, Edwin was invited to participate in the SWAS (School-Within-A-School) Program after not getting off to a great academic start. The SWAS Program was established to serve at-risk students potentially in danger of not graduating. Edwin not only turned his academic performance around; he even earned an Honor Roll Certificate last year. Edwin also excels in sports, having received “Most Outstanding Defensive Player” for his football efforts. His goal of an academic or athletic scholarship will enable Edwin to become the first member of his family to attend college.

A reception for the public followed the reorganization ceremonies.


Mayor Mike Guingona, Vice Mayor Sal Torres, Outgoing Mayor Carol Klatt, Councilmember Maggie Gomez, Councilmember Judith Christensen

Outgoing Mayor Carol Klatt and Citizen of the Year Perla Gange Ibarrientos

Outgoing Mayor Carol Klatt and Outstanding Youth of the Year Edwin Urbina

Mayor Mike Guingona presents Outgoing Mayor Carol Klatt with a quilting machine

Mayor Mike Guingona