Term of Office: November 2014 – November 2018
A San Francisco native, Helen and her husband, Dennis have called Colma home since 1977. They have two grown married children, Regina and Anthony and five grandchildren. Helen earned a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from San Francisco State University and is a graduate of the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. After almost 40 years of service, Helen retired from Pacific Gas and Electric Company in March, 2010. Helen continues to keep busy as a Business-Energy Consultant and an active community volunteer.
An ardent community supporter, Helen has served on the Colma City Council since 1994 and has the honor of being elected Mayor seven times. Helen’s service has been recognized as an inductee into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame, two time recipient of the prestigious Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Mielke Award for Outstanding Community Service, the Mercy High School Catherine’s Legacy Award, the Sitike Community Kindness Award, and the Colma-Daly City Chamber of Commerce Cypress Leadership Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Leadership Panelist Award.
As an energetic volunteer, Helen serves on multiple committees that support many causes including: North Peninsula Food Pantry and Dining Center, Colma Historical Association, Daly Youth Center, as well as Seton Medical Center’s New Life Clinic, Breast Health Center and Charity Care.
Council Committee Assignments
Representing Colma on Countywide and Regional committees is one of Helen’s duties. The following are committees that Helen serves on as a member or alternate:
- Colma Creek Flood Control District
- Housing Endowment and Regional Trust Committee (HEART)
- Seton Local Governing Board
- San Mateo County Treasurer Oversight Committee
- Housing and Committee Development Commission
- San Mateo County Council of Cities
- League of California Cities