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Photo of Pat Martel Patricia E. Martel
City Manager of Daly City

Patricia E. Martel is the City Manager of Daly City, the largest and most diverse full-service community in San Mateo County. Ms. Martel was appointed City Manager in May, 2005. As City Manager, Ms. Martel also serves in the capacity of General Manager of the North San Mateo County Sanitation District.

During more than twenty-five years working in local government, Ms. Martel has held executive management positions with several California municipalities including the cities of Inglewood, South San Francisco and Daly City where she previously served as the Assistant City Manager from 1995-2001. In 2001, she was appointed by then Mayor Willie L. Brown to serve as the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with responsibility for managing the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system which serves 2.4 million people in the Bay Area in addition to the sewer and power systems serving the City and County of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Business Times acknowledged Ms. Martel’s professional accomplishments in 2003 by naming her one of the 100 Most Influential Business Women in the Bay Area. In 2002, she was also cited among the Top 100 Women Business Leaders in the Bay Area by the business journal.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Martel holds a B.S. degree in Public Affairs and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Click here to view Meet Your City Manager - an interview with Patricia E. Martel produced by the California City Management Foundation.

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