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Help keep our communities healthy

Do your part--wear a face covering!
Office of Community Affairs Community Crew distributing free face masks
Face mask giveaway!
¡Haga su parte--use una cobertura facial! #TodosJuntosSMC
Event in Colma area on 03/07/2020- Raising awareness for Census 2020!
Outreach team at San Bruno Preschool Fair!
2020 Year of the Rat! Lunar New Year Celebration in RWC
Lunar New Year Celebration in Redwood City! 02.01.2020
Celebrating Lunar New Year 2020 in Millbrae!
Pop-up event at Brisbane Library's NYE's celebration!
Pop-up event at Brisbane Library's New Year's Eve celebration!
Outreach team at Self-Help for the Elderly in San Mateo!
Meeting wonderful people at Hometown Holidays in RWC! 12.07.2019
Hometown Holidays in RWC
Pop-Up Event on 12-06-2019 at the Foster City Rec. Center's Senior Wing!
Mike Nevin Way Ribbon Cutting in Colma 11-16-19
Attendees of the Mike Nevin Way celebration in Colma 11-16-19
Lots of spirit in this vibrant and lively celebration!
Dia de los Muertos 2019 in Redwood City!
Assemblymember Berman's Health Fair on 10/26 in East Palo Alto!
Health Fair Participants! #EveryoneCounts
Participants of the Financial Empowerment Event!
#SMCImmigrantServices resource table at the Financial Empowerment Event!
Wonderful time presenting with CARON and San Mateo Credit Union!
Financial Empowerment Event in NFO
Financial Empowerment Event 10.01.19!
Community dancing at CARON's 20th Anniversary celebration!
CARON's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
CARON's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Women's Equality Day Event at Belmont Library 08.26.19
Music, dancing, and community at Blockfest 2019 in East Palo Alto!
Pride 2019 in San Francisco
Middlefield Road Mural Event
Philippine Flag Raising Event--Redwood City
Clean Up Day in Broadmoor
Clean Up Day in Redwood City
Kermes--Dia del Niño in Redwood City


Makeover in Progress for our
North Fair Oaks Sidewalks!

The Public Works team has been hard at work sprucing up the sidewalks of North Fair Oaks by carefully power washing them. To reduce their impact on traffic and pedestrians who frequent Middlefield Road businesses, the sidewalks have been cleaned overnight from 10pm to 6:00am.  There is still work left to do, and these efforts will continue through 2nd to 7th Avenues. 
We thank the County Department of Public Works for their work in helping beautify North Fair Oaks! 
Want to get involved in beautifying your community? Sign up here to get notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities!  



Progress being made in our sidewalk cleaning efforts in North Fair Oaks!
Progress being made in our sidewalk cleaning efforts in North Fair Oaks!
Help Keep Our Community Clean!

Meet North Fair Oaks’ Road Maintenance Team!

Who keeps your streets clean and safe in North Fair Oaks?

Roberto Montes (left) and Jose Rico-Ruiz. The duo are newly assigned by the San Mateo County Public Works Department to do everything from planting flowers to cracking down on illegal dumping.

Mr. Montes and Mr. Rico-Ruiz are both deeply familiar with the North Fair Oaks area as well as our community’s needs and challenges. In collaboration with other County Maintenance Workers, the team manages maintenance requests and mobilizes to provide extra support where needed the most. 

We are excited to have them join our community’s beautification efforts!

Pictured from left: Jeff Pacini (Road Maintenance Manager), Luis M. Carlos (Road Maintenance Supervisor), Roberto Montes (Road Maintenance Worker) and Jose Rico-Ruiz (Road Maintenance Worker).

If you see any of our team from Public Works, be sure to stop and say hi. Their passion is helping everyone keep North Fair Oaks a clean and beautiful place to live!

May 2019
5th Avenue corridor improvements are underway!
The overgrown vegetation and weeds have been removed and replaced with trees and drought-resistant flowers, there are ongoing efforts to rid the area of litter, and a new entry sign sculpture has been added!

Have you noticed the improvements around colma Bart Station? 


Dave Modena (Road Maintenance Supervisor) and the Department of Public Works Crew carefully power washed the steps and handrails leading down from Colma Bart Station onto Mike Nevin Way.  

Their work improved this area’s appearance and eliminated the dirt and waste that had accumulated there.  The difference this effort has made is quite apparent—this area now looks like new!

We thank the Department of Public Works for their work and for helping improve the look of this heavy-transited area!

Please do your part in helping us keep our community clean! If you would like to report any problems (such as illegal dumping, graffiti, or abandoned vehicles) please visit our website to direct your request to the appropriate agency. 

Public Works team power washing the staircase leading to Mike Nevin Way.
Staircase looking like new!

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

By choosing to volunteer, San Mateo County residents have the opportunity to strengthen their community by connecting with other families, neighbors, and organizations through civic engagement (public service). 

Volunteering is as easy as serving food in a senior center, picking up litter, planting a school garden, reading to a child, or educating families about important programs that can empower their lives.

Make a difference in your community!

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