County of San Mateo Certified as “Welcoming Place”

"The County of San Mateo has been recognized as a 'Certified Welcoming' place by Welcoming America, becoming the first county in California to achieve the distinction for its commitment to immigrant inclusion and belonging.

The County achieved Welcoming America’s 4-star 'Certified Welcoming' designation, the only county in the nation to achieve the rating, and one of only 21 cities and counties in the United States.

The program assesses local governments against the 'Welcoming Standard' on their efforts to include and welcome immigrants in all areas of civic, social and economic life."

"The effort to become certified was led by the County’s Office of Community Affairs with the participation of numerous County departments as well as local residents and organizations across a wide array of disciplines. The application included more than 1,000 pieces of evidence. Welcoming America then conducted an audit and an intensive three-day interview process."


To read more of the County of San Mateo's
press release, please click here.