Jensen appointed assistant county manager, awaits board approval

Peggy Jensen promoted to assistant county manager

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Peggy Jensen, a 33-year employee of the County of San Mateo, has been promoted to the role of assistant county manager. Jensen’s appointment, which was made by County Manager Mike Callagy, was confirmed by the Board of Supervisors today.

Jensen’s most recent work has included spearheading the County’s COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts via the County Recovery Initiative. Her other work has encompassed the Home for All initiative, aimed at making housing accessible for residents at all economic levels, as well as eradicating homelessness and supporting board initiatives that improve the quality of life, per the County.

Jensen’s new role will see her expanding upon her past work while also serving as acting county manager in Callagy’s absence.

Sharing that she feels honored to be nominated for her new role by Callagy, Jensen said she looks forward to taking on new responsibilities and welcoming the opportunity to continue working with County colleagues and community partners to “end homelessness, increase affordable housing and build a better future for all county residents.”

Callagy cited Jensen as standing out for her “extensive leadership experience, collaboration, innovative thinking and strong communication skills” during a recruitment process. He added that she is “an outstanding asset to the County” and a “dedicated public servant with a wealth of experience.”

Jensen’s professional trajectory started in 1988 as a budget analyst in the County Manager’s office and was followed by roles leading the Family Support Division of the District Attorney’s Office and as director of the Department of Child Support Services, per the County. She later returned to the County Manager’s Office as a deputy county manager.

She holds a degree in government and a master’s in environmental planning and is a longtime San Mateo County resident.

Photo courtesy of the San Mateo County