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 thirty 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.
Throughout Ms. Martel's distinguished career she has been recognized by many organizations for her leadership and commitment to public service, including:
- Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration in 2014
- Career Excellence Award from Women Leading Government in 2014
- City Manager in Residence at Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service
- Latino Heritage Month Local Hero by KQED Public Broadcasting and Kaiser Permanente in 2004
- 100 Most Influential Business Women in the Bay Area by The San Francisco Business Times in 2003
- Top 100 Women Business Leaders in the Bay Area by the business journal in 2002
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Martel is an active and engaged professional community leader, serving on several boards. Ms. Martel is currently president-elect of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) board of directors, director of the California City Management Foundation, executive committee member of the League of California Cities City Managers Department representing Northern California cities with a population of over 100,000, chair of the San Mateo City Manager Association, and chair of the Board of Peninsula Family Services.
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. Ms. Martel is also an ICMA Credential Manager.
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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