Retiring San Francisco City Hall staffer lauded
for legislative expertise
San Francisco Board President Aaron Peskin and Clerk of the Board,
Gloria Young, today paid tribute on behalf of the CIty of San
Francisco to retiring veteran Board Deputy Director, Kay Gulbengay,
for 35 years of her dedication to public service.
By Emmett Berg, Bay City News Service
January 9, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco supervisors paid
tribute today to a retiring City Hall employee whose service spanned
seven mayoral administrations over 35 years.
San Francisco native Kay Gulbengay, 55, most recently held the
non-descriptive title of deputy director 2, but her influence
stemmed from her extensive knowledge of lawmaking and the myriad
details involved in public policy, according to several supervisors.
"She knows the legislative process inside and out,"
Board President Aaron Peskin said.
Gulbengay receives a warm embrace from Peskin
after proclaiming January 9 'Kay Gulbengay day'.
Clerk of the Board Gloria Young said Gulbengay was invaluable.
"I recognize you as an employee of great quality and substance,"
Young told her colleague.
Gulbengay nearly got emotional as she addressed a standing ovation
that followed accolades from individual supervisors.
"I am touched-but not speechless," Gulbengay said.
"I feel blessed. I will always consider it an honor and
a privilege to have served the Board of Supervisors," Gulbengay
said, later adding, "You make me feel like a real Mother
Co-workers are planning a send off party in her honor.
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