Vacancy Announcement for LGBTQ Commission

For Immediate Release - Notice of Vacancy Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission             President of the Board of Supervisors Don Horsley announced that applications for appointment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission are being accepted (About the Commission). There are currently two (2) vacancies. To be eligible, applicants must live in San Mateo County. The ideal candidate will possess several of the following attributes:

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.

San Mateo County Marks 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance

For Immediate Release REDWOOD CITY – The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today passed a Proclamation declaring November 19, 2021, Transgender Day of Remembrance in the County. This Board action will be accompanied by raising and flying the Transgender flag at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City and hosting a virtual remembrance ceremony. 

County Pride Proclamation and Progress Pride Flag Raising

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation declaring June 2021 as LGBTQQI2S Pride Month in San Mateo County and has ordered the Progress Pride Flag to be flown at County Center and other County facilities. County LGBTQ Commission and Local Partners Celebrate Through Virtual and In Person Events

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.

Five New San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioners Appointed

by the County of San Mateo Communications Team

Half Moon Bay Review: LGBTQ Commission Releases Wellness Survey

By Alex Orlando, posted February 27, 2019 The San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission, in conjunction with the San Mateo County Health

San Mateo County's Transgender Policy Approved

The County of San Mateo has developed and adopted a new Transgender Policy for its employees.  This policy was unanimously approved and supported by the County Board of Supervisors at its February 12 meeting.  This Transgender Policy reaffirms the County’s commitment to providing a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all employees.

San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission Release First Community Wellness Assessment In 15 Years

Redwood City - Today, the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission presented the first wellness assessment in 15 years of LGBTQ community members of San Mateo County to the Board of Supervisors. The assessment, conducted in collaboration with Public Health, Policy and Planning, a division of San Mateo County Health, sought to evaluate the attitudes of the County’s LGBTQ residents by deploying online needs assessment surveys in 2017, including different versions for adults and for youth.

Transgender Military Personnel: County and National Resources

The reversal of U.S. military policy impacts more than 6000 active-duty transgender military personnel and their loved ones.