Five New San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioners Appointed

New commissioners to be sworn in Tuesday, August 6, 2011

by the County of San Mateo Communications Team

REDWOOD CITY – The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Commission of San Mateo County attracted numerous talented applicants in its latest recruitment to fill five open seats. A total of 33 applications were received from throughout San Mateo County, demonstrating keen interest in the important work of the Commission. After a thorough review by a panel comprised of two County supervisors, the Commission co-chairs and staff, five applicants were offered appointments to the Commission.

The large applicant pool reflects the on-going interest in the Commission that was initially created as a nine-member body in 2014 and expanded shortly after to 11 members due to the large number of initial applicants to serve on the Commission.

“The Board highly values the work of our advisory commissions,” said Supervisor Dave Pine, who serves as the Board liaison to the Commission. “We were thrilled to receive such an extraordinary number of applications for the LGBTQ Commission from very qualified residents which demonstrates the continued excitement about the Commission’s efforts to improve the quality of life and well-being of LGBTQ County residents.”

The five new commissioners are:

Steve Disselhorst (member for an initial term ending June 30, 2022). Disselhorst, along with his partner and daughter, lives in San Bruno and has extensive experience working and leading diversity initiatives at Genentech and Abbott. He has also volunteered with Our Family Coalition and the SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau.


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