photos courtesy of THE CITY OF DEL MAR

The City of Del Mar recently appointed Councilmember Al Corti as the City’s new mayor and councilwoman Sherryl Parks as deputy mayor. The council also honored Mayor Lee Haydu for her service and contributions to the city.

Lee was appointed to the position in December 2013, completing a number of projects that helped preserve and enhance Del Mar’s character. With the help of the City Council and the community, she began the sidewalk, street, and drainage improvement project in the Beach Colony Area.


Sherryl Parks

Additionally, she helped secure a long-term lease from the North County Transit District to provide additional trailhead parking for the River Path at San Dieguito River. Together with the city and community, she also finished the seismic retrofit and rehabilitation of the historic North Torrey Pines Bridge. Looking back on her service Lee reflected, “My goal was to work with my colleagues on the city council to help resolve challenges by encouraging public participation and thoughtfully analyzing solutions. I feel I have left behind improved relations between the city and local elected officials.”


Lee Haydu



Corti served as deputy mayor in 2014 and is thrilled about this new opportunity. “This is an exciting time in Del Mar,” he said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve and give back to the city.” He continued, “I look forward to having a ground breaking ceremony [for the long-awaited city hall project and the Del Mar Fairgrounds]. I want to focus time and effort to enhance the relationship with the fairground.”