As Chief Communications Officer, Michelle Durand leads the County’s public affairs and media relations. She is responsible for developing communications strategies for a wide variety of projects and initiatives and identifying new ways to help San Mateo County deliver its goals of collaboration and transparency.
Prior to joining the County in 2015, Michelle worked in the news industry for nearly two decades. Most recently, she was an award-winning journalist and columnist for more than 13 years with the San Mateo Daily Journal.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.