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City Clerk History

There have been thirteen Daly City City Clerks since Daly City was incorporated in 1911. The first five City Clerks were men and the last eight were women. There were four (4) Daly City City Clerks elected to the Office without being appointed to fill an unexpired term of a previous City Clerk; two men; George Smith in 1912, F. B. Woodhouse in 1915 and three women; Evelyn Mosman in 1956, Helen Flowerday in 1996 and K. Annette Hipona in 2008.
Below is a list of every City Clerk who has served in the Office since Incorporation:
  1. Walter J. White 3/22/11 to 4/22/12 (13 Months)
  2. George N. Smith 4/22/12 to 3/8/15 (2 years, 11 months). Elected
  3. F. B. Woodhouse 3/8/15 to 8/11/15 (5 Months) Former Councilman
    He was the second highest vote getter at the election in 1912. He retired after five months. Elected
  4. Charles L. Biebel 8/11/15 to 5/1/23 (7 Years, 9 Months). Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Woodhouse. Elected in 1916 and re-elected until his retirement.
  5. Berton C. Ross 5/1/23 to 4/17/56 (33 years) Appointed to fill Mr. Biebel’s unexpired term. Elected and re-elected until retirement. Longest serving Daly City City Clerk.
  6. Evelyn Mosman 4/10/56 to 1/31/62 (5 years, 9 months) Elected on 4/10/56 and re-elected until her retirement.
  7. Anna Ohlendorf 2/1/63 to 3/31/79 (16 years) Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Evelyn Mosman. Elected in 1964, re-elected in 1968, 1972 and 1976.
  8. Betty Mazza 4/2/79 to 5/31/87 (8 years) Appointed to fill unexpired term of Anna Ohlendorf. Elected in 1980 and re-elected in 1984.
  9. Lorraine D'Elia 6/1/87 to 12/31/95 (7 Years, 6 Months) Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Betty Mazza. Elected in 1988 and re-elected in 1992. Retired in 1995. January 1, 1996 through December 2, 1996, City Clerk's position not filled. Duties of the City Clerk performed by Senior Deputy City Clerk, Maria E. Cortes.
  10. Helen R. Flowerday 11/5/96 to 12/19/03 (7 Years, 1 Month) Elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000. Retired in 2003.
  11. Maria E. Cortes 12/22/03 to 12/01/08 (5 Years) Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Helen Flowerday. Elected November 2, 2004. Retired in 2008
  12. K. Annette Hipona 11/04/08 to Present. Elected in 2008