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City Council Selects First Female City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE< October 12 , 2006<


Daly City – The City Council selected Rose Zimmerman as the first female City Attorney in Daly City’s history at its regular meeting October 9. Zimmerman will succeed retiring City Attorney Stan Gustavson when she assumes the position on November 6, 2006. Ms. Zimmerman has served as Daly City’s Assistant City Attorney since 2002.<

“We have selected a tremendously talented lawyer as our new City Attorney, but we will deeply miss Stan Gustavson,” said Mayor Michael Guingona. “Her legal prowess, creative problem solving ability, and enthusiasm will be invaluable to Daly City for many, many years.”<

Prior to coming to the Daly City City Attorney’s Office, Zimmerman was a trial attorney for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) and is a long-standing member of the Asian American Bar Association. <

Zimmerman, a former Daly City resident, was born and raised in San Francisco. She currently resides in San Francisco with her husband René Acosta, and their two young daughters, Jacqueline (age 3) and Jilliyn (5 months).<

Her community service commitment includes pro bono legal services for North San Mateo County residents through FBANC; project coordinator for at-risk girls through the Filipino Girls Development Program of Filipinos for Affirmative Action (FFA); and professional staff to Immigrant Legal Services in Alameda County. <

Ms. Zimmerman received her law degree from Santa Clara University, and her B.A. degree in Psychology and Speech Communications from San Francisco State University.<

Stan Gustavson has served as City Attorney since 1992. He started his legal career as Daly City’s Assistant City Attorney in 1980. He left Daly City in 1986 following his appointment as City Attorney of San Bruno, a position he held until his return to Daly City in 1992. Gustavson and his wife Kathy live in Pacifica. They have three children, Andrea, Nate, and Sally.<