The County of San Mateo has been an active partner in establishing the Regional Training and Development Consortium for Public Agencies, a collaboration between 20 agencies in San Mateo County and the County of San Mateo. The purpose of the Consortium is to provide training and development programs, management tools, and resources to public sector agencies.

Instructor-Led Training Consortium Offerings include:

In addition the Consortium offers an array of Health & Safety and Softskills online sessions.

Current members include:

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Central County Fire
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Highland Recreation District
  • Menlo Park
  • Pacifica
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • SamTrans
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside
  • and the County of San Mateo

Do you want to know more?

  • If your organization is a Consortium member and you'd like to learn more about Consortium-sponsored programs, contact your HR department.

  • If your agency is not a Consortium member but you'd still like to attend a Consortium program, contact your HR department to discuss this possibility.

  • For cities interested in membership, contact Gabe Aponte at

Training Consortium Coordinators


Contact Name

Contact email

Contact Title

Town of Atherton Anthony Suber* Deputy City Manager/City Clerk
City of Belmont Laura Kirby Management Analyst
City of Brisbane Parita Patel HR Technician
City of Brisbane Carla Solis Office Assistant
City of Burlingame Maria Saguisag – Sid Human Resources Director
City of Burlingame Jennifer "Jenn" Long Human  Resources Analyst II
City of Burlingame Stephanie Pang HR Technician
Town of Colma Pak Lin Administrative Service Director
City of Daly City Karen Fong Human Resources Analyst
City of Daly City (t) Bonnie Woo (t) Senior Management Analyst

City of East Palo Alto

Irene Camarena (t) Human Resources Manager
City of East Palo Alto Irma Martinez (t) Human Resources Assistant
City of Foster City John Castanha Human Resources Analyst
City of Foster City David Liu Human Resources Analyst
City of Half Moon Bay Liza Lopez Administrative Services Director
Highlands Recreation Jeff "JB" Brier General Manager
Highlands Recreation Cynthia Fregoso Administrative Assistant
Town of Hillsborough/Central County Fire Kristin Armbruster HR Manager

City of Menlo Park

Edith Pham HR Technician II
City of Menlo Park Barbara Y. Tong Management Analyst II
City of Menlo Park Mary Morris-Mayorga Administrative Services Director
City of Pacifica Shelby Wright Administrative Clerk II
Peninsula Clean Energy Shayna Barnes Chief Financial Officer
Town of Portola Valley Jeremy Dennis Town Manager
Town of Portola Valley Brandi de Garmeaux Assistant to Town Manager
Town of Portola Valley Taylor Soleno

Administrative and Operations Specialist
City of Redwood City Darryel Mickens (t) Senior HR Analyst
City of Redwood City Maria Greco HR Analyst
City of San Carlos Lucille G. Mesias HR Analyst
City of San Carlos Angie Rodriguez (t) Human Resources Manager
City of San Bruno Monica Walker Management Analyst II
City of San Bruno Lucia Marquez HR Assistant
City of San Mateo Lucha Arellano (t) HR Technician
County of San Mateo Gabe Aponte Learning & Development Manager
San Mateo Consolidated Fire District Jennifer Crims Senior HR Analyst
San Mateo Transit District Sarah Lopez HR Specialist
City of South San Francisco Mich Mercado Human Resources Manager
City of South San Francisco Dawnee Hahn-Smith HR Analyst
Town of Woodside Cindy Safe Administrative Service Manager
Town of Woodside

Melissa Cardinale (t)

Assistant to the Town Manager

Updated 2/14/2023

* Working Committee Member
(t) Alternate Contact - use for training announcements