Out of what Councilman Bill Quirk called “a field of very qualified candidates,” Elisa Marquez has been chosen to replace Barbara Sacks, who completed her maximum of two full terms on the Planning Commission.
Marquez has a history of public service, serving as chair of the city’s Human Services Commission, as well as the Citizen’s Advisory Council for the Hayward Area Historical Society. She earns her bread money over in Oakland, working for that city as a case manager in their senior services department.
She’s a lifelong south Hayward resident, attended schools here up through the Cal State system, and is also the granddaughter of Ignacio Ramirez, the founder of downtown’s Los Compadres restaurant.
Other appointees include:
Roberto Banke — Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force
Steve Worley — Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board
Liz Morales-Contreras, Sheila Burks, Gary Steinberger, Tom Kersten — Citizen’s Advisory Commission
Julie Lind, Joyce Dobro, Elisa Alarcon, Jossda Yip — Human Services Commission
Monica Shultz — Library Commission
Crystal Porter — Personnel and Affirmative Action Commission