PRESS RELEASE. From the County of San Mateo County Executive Officer’s Office.
July 29, 2022 For Immediate Release – Notice of Vacancy
This is the first Farmworker Advisory Commission of its kind in the state!
The President of the Board of Supervisors, Don Horsley, announced that applications are being accepted for appointments to the San Mateo County Farmworker Advisory Commission.
The new Farmworker Advisory Commission will advise government bodies in their decision-making process through direct citizen participation. The following seats are open for recruitment:
- Four (4) Farmworkers
- Three (3) Members from community-based organizations
- One (1) Family member of a farmworker
- One (1) Member who works in the agriculture industry (but not a farmworker)
- One (1) San Mateo County Agricultural Advisory Committee member
The Commission will meet at least 6 times a year. The members who are farm workers or a farm worker family member will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend. Translation will be provided.
- July 29: Applications available
- August 26: Applications due
- September 12-16: Interviews (Zoom)
- November 16: First Commission meeting
Community members are encouraged to apply for an open seat!
Questions? Please visit https://www.smcgov.org/bnc or call 650-208-5798
To submit an application, email the completed form to email@example.com, or mail a hard-copy to:
ATTN: Sherry Golestan, Deputy Clerk
County Executive’s Office
400 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
To determine if you are eligible, enter your address on the map located at https://bos.smcgov.org/.
This ten-member Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of farmworkers in San Mateo County.
Potential areas of focus include:
- advising the Board of Supervisors and County agencies on effectively outreaching to farmworkers and their families;
- helping farmworkers and their families navigate public agencies and access benefits and services;
- raising awareness among farmworkers about labor laws and other protections;
- bringing visibility to issues that disproportionately affect farmworkers;
- and helping to build trust and relationships in the County’s agricultural community, particularly between employers and employees.
The Commission will establish the time and place of its regular meetings and meet at least six times a year.
Commission members appointed to fill the farmworker or farmworker family member seats will be paid $100 for each Commission meeting they attend.
The application deadline is
Friday, August 26, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
The online application is accessible at the Commission website.FAC Application Survey Eng
Applications can also be obtained from Sherry Golestan, Deputy Clerk of the Board, in person at 400 County Center, Redwood City, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about this Commission, please contact Emily Smith, Commission Liaison, at email@example.com or (650) 208-5798. For information about this release, please contact Sherry Golestan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 363-4123.