San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council Statement Regarding the Sept. 8, 2022 Domestic Violence Homicide in San Carlos

Mid-morning on September 8, 2022, Ms. Karina Castro was brutally killed in a domestic violence incident. “As co-chairs of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Supervisor Groom and I are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic and senseless death of Ms. Karina Castro in San Carlos on September 8, 2022. Ms. Castro is more than the headlines you will see about her death,” said Elisa Kuhl, Victim Services Program Manager of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Four to be Inducted into 34th San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame

The Commission on the Status of Women is proud to announce three Honorees and one Young Woman of Excellence will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame in May. A member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, a successful community fundraiser and leader, a life-long public servant, and a teen advocate/poet will be inducted into the 2022 San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, the county's premier showcase for women who make a difference every day in our community.

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Announces 7.9 Million Dollar Investment in Women’s Recovery Response

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19.  The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, especially Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.

Keynotes for RISE 2022 Announced

The Commission on the Status of Women is thrilled to introduce two amazing keynote speakers for the RISE 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, will be providing a morning keynote at 9:00am while Lan Phan, CEO and founder of community of SEVEN, will be providing the closing keynote at 4:00pm.

2021 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Popular FInancial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.

2021 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release December 22, 2021 Contact: Shirley Tourel, Assistant Controller (650) 363-4777 controller@smcgov.org     County Controller Publishes Property Tax Highlights for FY 2020-21 Collected funds help government agencies provide vital public services  

Rose Mukhar Recognized with 2021 Hammerman Award

Justice At Last Founder Honored with 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award for Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its meeting today honored Rose Mukhar as its 2021 winner of the annual Barbara Hammerman Award, citing her "outstanding service and devout dedication to the prevention of intimate partner violence."

2021 Barbara Hammerman Award Application Now OPEN

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Barbara Hammerman Award! Please download a Nomination form for detailed instructions and what to submit. Deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, August 19 by the end of day. Questions? Email Tanya Beat, tbeat@smcgov.org.

2020 Property Tax Highlights Publication Press Release

For Immediate Release Redwood City — Property taxes grew for the ninth consecutive year in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 — by a total of $225 million or 8 percent more than the prior year — contributing to $3 billion to be distributed county-wide to local government agencies that provide essential services to the county’s residents, according to the Property Tax Highlights report released today.

New Commissioners join the Commission on the Status of Women!

The Commission on the Status of Women of San Mateo County received tremendous response for its vacancy recruitment. Over 24 applications were received from throughout San Mateo County and after a thorough review by a panel comprised of two County supervisors and representatives from the Commission and staff, seven applicants were offered appointments to the Commission.

2020 ACFR and PAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza Releases for public review the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.

Next Domestic Violence Council Meeting in 2021

Join us for our first meeting of 2021 on Thursday, January 21 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm