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 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.
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.
A Stanford study indicates spending money on early education reduces future public spending on social services.
5/6/2013--County honored for plastic bag ban San Mateo Daily Journal Save the Bay is honoring San Mateo County with its Clean Bay Award for taking charge in drafting and implementing a plastic bag ban ordinance emulated by nearly all of its cities. The award, which will be presented Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors by Save the Bay Executive Director David Lewis, highlights an ordinance that underscores a regional approach is
5/8/2013--County Supe to Kick-Off Bike Rodeo at Barrett Streets Alive! Parks Alive! emphasizes the importance of parks and healthy activity. By Joan S. Dentler Belmont Patch Streets Alive! Parks Alive! Event activities are being celebrated in cities throughout San Mateo County and Belmont is no exception. Children and families of San Mateo County are invited to get active and enjoy the outdoors from 10 am
4/22/2013--Supervisors find rhyme and reason for poet laureate By Michelle Durand San Mateo Daily Journal Two county supervisors say there is rhyme and reason for San Mateo County to name an honorary poet laureate who will elevate the literary genre for residents, advocate the arts and contribute to literacy. “Poetry kind of gets a back seat,” said Supervisor Carole Groom who climbed on board with the
3/18/2013 -- The rise of the ‘weaker sex’ By Sue Lempert San Mateo Daily Journal There has been much attention to the importance of women this year and this month. In the last election, women were a significant factor in electing President Barack Obama. In 2016, Hillary Clinton is a strong possibility to run for president. This month, PBS featured a program on women’s changing lives and the impact on U.S. society over the past 50 years. Betty Friedan’s
11/26/2012--Speaker John A. Pérez Appoints San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom to the California Coastal Commission SACRAMENTO - Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced the appointment of San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom to the 12-member California Coastal Commission, after a deliberative and comprehensive process of screening nominees for the post. “I am pleased to have found such an outstanding candidate to serve on the California Coastal
10/23/2012-- Supervisors Take Stand for Environment: Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Encourage Reusable Bags 10/23/2012--REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today voted to protect the environment by banning the free distribution of single-use carry-out bags at retail outlets, the first step in what the Board hopes will be a region-wide effort. The Board voted 5 to 0 to phase out the use of plastic bags by retailers in unincorporated areas of the
10/4/2012--Science, math grants will benefit county students San Mateo Daily Journal More than 600 San Mateo County students will learn critical science, technology, engineering and math skills due to more than $100,000 in grants awarded by the Board of Supervisors and Workforce Development Services. “This funding is critically important,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom in a prepared statement.
2/25/2012 -- County, cities consider fire consolidation By Michelle Durand San Mateo Daily Journal Redwood City, CA -- San Mateo County, San Carlos and Redwood City could collectively save millions of dollars and provide more efficient fire service by consolidating three overlapping stations and rethinking how they are equipped, according to initial reports and ongoing discussions with the stakeholders.