County Manager/Clerk of the Board
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As County Manager, John L. Maltbie oversees the efficient running of San Mateo County’s government and carries out the policies set by the Board of Supervisors.

John has more than 30 years of experience in local government. He has served as City Manager of Milpitas, Calif., and Glendale, Ariz., as well as Assistant County Executive of Santa Clara County and County Manager of San Mateo County. He served as County Manager from 1989 to 2008 and came out of retirement in 2011 to again serve as County Manager.

He is a graduate of San Jose State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army with the rank of Captain in 1972.

He has taught graduate-level courses in local government and finance at several universities and has served on numerous state commissions and committees.

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