San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy is recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the appointment of Justin Mates as a new deputy in his office at its next meeting Tuesday.
Mates currently serves as deputy in the San Mateo County Counsel’s Office, where he’s worked since 2012. He is slated to become one of three deputy county managers and will fill a vacancy created when Callagy was appointed to the County’s top administrative position.
Mates will assist Callagy in overseeing the daily operations of County government, manage its projects and carry out the policies set by the Board of Supervisors.
“Justin has a great acumen for what’s going on and he’s one of those leaders who gets things done,” Callagy said. “Those are attributes I think all outstanding public servants have and those coupled with his exceptional academic and work credentials made him stand out.”
Mates holds a BA in political science from Stanford University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector and as a private practice attorney before becoming an attorney for the County.
“I have had the honor to work closely with dedicated County employees across departments and job functions who strive to provide quality services to our County residents on a daily basis,” Mates said. “I am excited for the opportunity in the County Manager’s Office to work with and support an even broader collection of County employees, as well as community partners and other agencies, to foster innovation and develop creative strategies to ensure that the County continues to serve our residents to the highest standards of public service into the future.”
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