This is the first Farmworker Advisory Commission of its kind in the state!
The new Farmworker Advisory Commission will advise government bodies in their decision-making process through direct citizen participation. This ten-member Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of farmworkers in San Mateo County. Potential areas of focus include: advising the Board of Supervisors and County agencies on effectively outreaching to farmworkers and their families; helping farmworkers and their families navigate public agencies and access benefits and services; raising awareness among farmworkers about labor laws and other protections; bringing visibility to issues that disproportionately affect farmworkers; and helping to build trust and relationships in the County’s agricultural community, particularly between employers and employees. The Commission has 10 members:
- Four (4) Farmworkers
- Three (3) Members from community-based organizations
- One (1) Family member of a farmworker
- One (1) Member who works in the agriculture industry (but not a farmworker)
- One (1) San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee member
The members who are farmworkers or a farmworker family member will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend. Interpretation and translation is provided. The Commission will meet at least 6 times a year, on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from 7-8:30pm at Half Moon Bay Library.
Half Moon Bay Library
Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes
|Meeting Date||Agenda||Minutes||Supporting Material||Video|
|11/16/22 Regular Meeting||
6 - Training Themes
|3/8/23 Regular Meeting||03.08.23|
|5/10/23 Regular Meeting||05.10.23|
|7/12/23 Regular Meeting||07.12.23|
|9/13/23 Regular Meeting||09.13.23|
|11/8/23 Regular Meeting|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-208-5798 (English & Spanish).