City – The City Council selected
Michael P. Guingona to the post of Mayor at
its annual reorganization meeting on December
7. This marks the fifth time Guingona has been
selected as the City’s mayor since being
elected to the City Council in 1993. Guingona
accepted the gavel from outgoing Mayor Sal Torres,
who will continue to serve as a City Councilmember.
Carol Klatt was named Vice Mayor for the coming
look forward to the challenges of next year,”
Mayor Guingona said. “I’m happy
I’m the one who will be in this position
as we face these challenges.”
to the reorganization of the City Council, outgoing
Mayor Torres announced his selection for the
Citizen and Youths of the Year. Daly City resident
Susan Brissenden-Smith was named Citizen of
the Year in recognition of her many years as
a community volunteer and civic leader. Brissenden-Smith,
a 29-year resident of Daly City is also a member
of the Library Board of Trustees. She has played
an instrumental role in fundraising efforts
to support Daly City’s public libraries.
Jefferson High School senior Maritza Martin
was chosen as the Youth of the Year, along with
Pollicita Middle School student Cialina Moy.
Martin has achieved a weighted grade point average
of 4.19 at Jefferson, ranking third in her class.
She’s also the editor-in-chief of the
school’s student newspaper, The Tom Tom,
is a member of the girls varsity soccer team,
and serves as treasurer of the Latin Heritage
eighth-grader Cialina Moy was honored for commitment
to community service. She helped organize the
school’s “Pennies for Patients”
campaign to support research in the prevention
of childhood leukemia and planned a canned food
drive to benefit needy families of Daly City.
Moy maintains a 4.0 grade point average and
is a member of Pollicita’s School Site
Council representing student interests. She
is the youngest person ever honored as Daly
City’s Youth of the Year.