Mission Statement

The mission of the Area Office of Emergency Services is to provide planning, preparedness, public information, training, and Federal/State intergovernmental emergency services coordination for the twenty cities/ towns within San Mateo County, as well as for County government, to enable them to respond to, minimize the impact of, and recover from a major emergency, disaster, or homeland security incident with the least possible loss of life or property. The Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Program provides a team of trained Hazardous Materials specialists who respond to and manage HazMat emergencies and potential bio-terrorism threats throughout San Mateo County on a seven-day, twenty-four hour basis


Quarterly, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, 400 County Center Board of Supervisors Chambers Redwood City, CA

Member Roster

Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
Adrienne Tissier Member     County of San Mateo
Cary Wiest Member     Atherton
David Braunstein Member     Belmont
Clarke Conway Member     Brisbane
Terry Nagel Member     Burlingame
Diana Colvin Member     Colma
Raymond Buenaventura Member     Daly City
Donna Rutherford/Ruben Abrica Member     East Palo Alto
Charles Bronitsky Member     Foster City
Deborah Penrose Member     Half Moon Bay
Marie Chuang Member     Hillsborough
Ray Mueller Member     Menlo Park
Wayne Lee Member     Milbrae
Sue Digre Member     Pacifica
John Richards Member     Portola Valley
Ian Bain Member     Redwood City
Rico Medina Member     San Bruno
Matt Grocott Member     San Carlos
Jack Matthews Member     San Mateo
Pradeep Grupta Member     South San Francisco
Dave Burow Member     Woodside


A member of the Board of Supervisors designated by the Board of Supervisors, the mayor or a designated member of each city council. Non-voting members include representatives from the Red Cross, School District, Fire Chiefs Association, Police Chiefs Association. Other non-voting members that could be included are representatives from a water district, sanitary district, Harbor District, Transit district, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Pacific Bell


At the discretion of the jurisdiction


The Emergency Services Council is empowered to "review and recommend for adoption by the Board of Supervisors and the city council of each city such emergency plans, programs and agreements." The Emergency Services Council approves the annual budget and recommends it to the County and the cities/towns for adoption.


Board of Supervisors, the mayor or designated member of each city/town council




Joint Powers Agreement updated 2014