Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
Carol Marks
  • Bill Lowell, a 23-year veteran county employee who is known for his big-picture ideas, creative solutions, and unique ability to get things done, has decided to retire. He began working for the County in 1993 for the Alcohol and Drug program, then moved to the San Mateo Medical Center as a Management Analyst, and was later recruited to serve as the Deputy Court Executive Officer. That's when I first worked with Bill; he was a standout. After his tenure in the Courts, Bill transferred to the Department of Housing as its Deputy Director in 2006 and before long was the Director. During his tenure he oversaw the successful submission of a Section 18 application for Midway Village - a huge accomplishment! In 2013, he was appointed Director of the Department of Housing. As a Board member of HOPE (Housing our People Effectively) and HEART (Housing Endowment and Regional Trust), I truly valued his leadership.

    Bill tackles from the most difficult problems, sees them from unusual angles, and manages to piece together siloed solutions that didn't exist before. He gets things done and keeps things moving. He will be missed. He will do amazing things where ever he lands.

    Thanks, Bill! Best wishes to you and your husband!