Albert “Al” Mario Teglia was born on June 27, 1931 in Colma. He was the son of Genoese immigrants, the late Mario and Assunta Piccetti Teglia. He was the first in his family to be born in the United States. He lived in Daly City and graduated from Jefferson High School. He later graduated from College of San Mateo and was hired by the San Mateo Union High School District in 1952. He retired as operations manager in 1989 after 38 years of service. The first public office Al held was on the Jefferson Union High School District Board of Trustees where he served three terms. In 1976, Al was elected to Daly City Council and served for five terms and served as its mayor for four terms from 1976 to 1996. He served as the legislative aide to San Mateo County Supervisor Mary Griffin. He also served on the SamTrans Board of Directors and worked to get BART to Daly City. Al was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 19 and served the public for over 50 years!
Al, was affectionately known as “Mr. Daly City “. He was a very strong advocate for the San Mateo County Human Services Agency focusing his life and passion on helping the children and families of his beloved county. From his office at Peninsula Works in Daly City, he worked diligently to achieve his goals for the community, establishing and supporting numerous community programs including: Jobs for Youth; Children’s Fund; Peddler Program; Reprogrammed Computers; Adopt-a-Family; Dental Programs for the uninsured children and seniors; Daly City’s Clean Community Committee and the Community Recognition Program.
Al’s story and the history of Jobs for Youth continues as we lead up to our 40th JFY Al Teglia Scholar Shine Bright Celebration on May 19, 2022! We hope you’ll join us for this special celebration, donate toward equity in higher education scholarships and invite you to share a memory with photos if you have them on our special virtual video booth! Please share with your family, friends, collogues to collectively create a beautiful time capsule for future generations.