SAMCEDA’s 70-Year Legacy

"On June 15, 1953, the San Mateo County Development Association was officially incorporated by the state of California. The word 'Economic' would not enter its name until later. Most people today know it by its acronym, SAMCEDA.

At a recent celebration at the San Mateo County Event Center, SAMCEDA celebrated this 70-year milestone by incorporating it into our annual 'THRED Talks'

Launched in 2016, 'THRED Talks' highlights the depth and breadth our communities face in identifying opportunities and meeting challenges that come with change. 'THRED' stands for many things including: Transportation, Transformation, Housing, Healthcare, Resiliency, Renewal, Recovery, Regionalism, Economy, Equity, Environment, Determination, Development and more.

Our speakers included Dr. Steven Adelsheim, director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing; Christine Zhao, San Mateo Youth Advisory Group Member of allcoveTM’s ; Tim Russell, program director, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center; Judith Guerrero, executive director, Coastside Hope; Doug Fleming, director of Funding Strategies; and Marley Mueller, manager of Funding Strategies, BKF Engineers.

And change was truly front and center these past three years as SAMCEDA (along with everyone) battled through a global pandemic. SAMCEDA met the moment and swiveled every day and in many ways to lead, educate, influence and persevere."


To read more of SAMCEDA's Rosanne Foust's
Guest Perspective (featured in The Daily Journal), please click here.

"THRED Talks" Presentation

"THRED Talks" Speakers (from left to right): Coastside Hope's Judith Guerrero, San Mateo Youth Advisory Group Member of allcoveTM’s Christine Zhao, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing's Dr. Steven Adelsheim, SAMCEDA's Rosanne Foust, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Tim Russell, and BKF Engineer's Marley Mueller & Doug Fleming 

To view the presentations and to learn more
about "THRED Talks," please click here.

(Photo provided by Scott Buschman Photography)

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Bay Meadows
BKF Engineers
Bohannon Companies
Bristol Meyers Squibb
County of San Mateo
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
Hopkins Carley
Jay Paul Company
San Francisco International Airport
San Mateo County Community College District
Stanford Medicine Children's Health
Stanford University
Sutter Health
United Airlines
Wells Fargo

Signature Sponsors
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Kaiser Permanente
Longfellow Real Estate Partners
San Mateo County Event Center
Sares Regis Group of Northern California
SummerHill Housing Group
The Sobrato Organization

Corporate Sponsors
BioMed Realty
Franklin Templeton
Peninsula Clean Energy
San Mateo Credit Union
Thomas James Homes

Business Sponsors
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
College of San Mateo
Concar Enterprises
MC2 Bay Area Public Affairs Consulting
Sims Metal 

Community Sponsors
City of Belmont
City of Burlingame
City of East Palo Alto
City of Menlo Park
City of Millbrae
City of Redwood City
City of San Carlos
City of San Mateo
City of South San Francisco
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Lighthouse Public Affairs
San Mateo County Central Labor Council
Town of Colma