The County of San Mateo Innovation Program seeks to foster a thriving, resilient, and inclusive community by embracing creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement. We strive for excellence in public service innovation, utilizing cutting-edge technologies, cross-sector partnerships, and diverse perspectives to tackle complex challenges and enhance residents' quality of life. By closely collaborating with dedicated county departments and employees, we aim to build a sustainable, equitable future and empower our workforce to excel in delivering exceptional public services.
2023 National Association of Counties Achievement Award Winner
The Homeless Outreach Request App was granted a 2023 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties.
More information about the project can be found at https://www.smcgov.org/isd/homeless-outreach-request-app
About the Program
The Innovation Program works with County departments and community partners to research, design, and prototype innovative solutions that align with the County's Shared Vision 2025 of a healthy, environmentally conscious, livable, collaborative, and prosperous community.
The Program overcomes barriers to innovation by sharing knowledge and ideas across departments and promoting a culture of innovation that embraces disruptive and incremental innovation in a workplace environment where every employee feels supported to introduce new ideas to improve efficiency and service delivery.
Please contact the Innovation Program Manager.