Margaret Finlay Elected Mayor of Duarte; Tzeitel Paras-Caracci Elected Mayor Pro Tem in Annual Duarte City Council Reorganization

Duarte City Council members voted unanimously to elect Margaret Finlay, Mayor for 2009-2010 and Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, Mayor Pro Tem during the annual reorganization of the Duarte City Council at the November 24, 2009 meeting.

Finlay was initially appointed to the Duarte City Council in 1990 to fill the unexpired term of Councilman John Hitt. She has served as Mayor of Duarte three previous times.

Margaret Finlay (right) was elected Mayor and Tzeitel Paras-Caracci (left) Mayor Pro Tem for 2009-2010 in the annual reorganization of the Duarte City Council. Congratulating them is former Mayor and Duarte City Councilman John Fasana.


In addition to her duties on the Duarte City Council, Finlay is chair of the International Committee for the National League of Cities, member of the Advisory Council for the National League of Cities, serves on the Executive Committee for the California Contract Cities Association and the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and is a member of the board of directors for both the Southern California Association of Governments and the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

Mayor Pro Tem, Paras-Caracci was first elected to the City Council in 2001. She served as chair of the Redevelopment Agency in 2004 and Mayor in 2006. She is also a member and past president of APAMO (Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials and served on the board of directors of the National League of Cities and League of California Cities.


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