San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie has named Deputy County Manager Mike Callagy to the positon of assistant county manager effective immediately.
In his new role, Callagy will accept greater daily responsibilities and focus on special projects. He will also have increased interaction with both the Board of Supervisors and the public.
“In his last three years with the County, Mike has proven himself to be an invaluable asset and leader for our departments and constituents. I consider the County very lucky that Mike not only chose to continue his commitment to public service here but also expand it in this new capacity,” County Manager John Maltbie said.
Callagy joined the County of San Mateo as one of three deputy county managers in 2013 after a 29-year career with the San Mateo Police Department where he ran day-to-day operations and retired as the deputy chief. Callagy holds a law degree from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in public administration from the College of Notre Dame and a Master’s in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School. Callagy lives in Foster City with his wife and four children.
As deputy county manager, Callagy’s assignments include Parks, Public Safety Communications, Criminal Justice programs, Agriculture/Weights and Measures, North Fair Oaks Forward, Local Agency Formation Commission, Public Works, Planning and Building, Emergency Response, Animal Control and the Library Joint Powers Authority.
“County government is a place where you can have positive impacts on lives with every decision you make. Every day I look forward to the unique and exciting challenges that working for San Mateo County brings. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this great organization and incredibly appreciative to serve community members of this county in another capacity,” Callagy said.
Board President Warren Slocum noted Callagy’s solid character, tremendous wealth of experience and love of public service as key elements he brings to the role.
“This rare combination makes him exactly the right person for this position. Mike demonstrates on a daily basis that he knows how to get things done, he knows how to treat people, and he brings a positive, can-do attitude to the work at hand,” Slocum said.
The Assistant County Manager’s annual salary is $254,696.