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. Eligible persons must be a resident of San Mateo County and be a member of one of the following groups:

  • 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 Commission will meet at least 6 times a year. The members who are farm workers or a farm worker family member will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend. Translation will be provided.

  • July 29: Applications available
  • August 26: Applications due
  • September 12-16: Interviews (Zoom)
  • November 16: First Commission meeting

Community members are encouraged to apply for an open seat!

Questions? Please visit or call 650-208-5798

To submit an application, email the completed form to, or mail a hard-copy to:

ATTN: Sherry Golestan, Deputy Clerk

County Executive's Office
400 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063