Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier is currently serving her third term (Jan. 2013 - Jan. 2017) as the District 5 representative on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. In her first two terms she was elected twice as President of the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Tissier brings to the Board of Supervisors, a deep understanding of her district which includes Brisbane, Colma, Daly City and the portion of South San Francisco west of El Camino Real. She served two terms as a City Council member in Daly City, including twice being selected by her fellow council members as Daly City's Mayor.Before entering elected office, she spent more than two decades in the private sector as a successful business leader and community volunteer. She holds a degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Throughout her career she has focused on investing in and improving public safety, public health, transportation and growing our economy. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, she has been a strong voice for her constituents and all San Mateo County residents on regional boards and commissions including her appointment to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).
In her spare time, Supervisor Tissier is an avid golfer and a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan.
Supervisor Tissier's keen interest in public safety is consistently demonstrated by her work on several Board of Supervisors assignments related to criminal justice which include; CalID, the Community Corrections Partnership, the Vehicle Theft Task Force and as the Chair of the Emergency Services Council.
In 2005, Adrienne led the charge to create Disaster Preparedness Day in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, which has become a successful annual event. Each year thousands of San Mateo County residents attend Disaster Preparedness Day to receive free CPR training, view dozens of booths and receive information on putting together a disaster preparedness kit.
In 2013, following the Sandy Hook school shootings, Supervisor Tissier partnered with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to convene health, education and public safety experts to streamline San Mateo County's efforts to identify and address youth behavioral health issues.
Since she arrived on the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Tissier has worked with the California Highway Patrol senior volunteer program to develop and expand the availability of the Age Well-Drive Smart Program formerly known as the Older Driver Traffic Safety Seminar. More than 3,000 San Mateo County residents have attended the free, half-day classes which help older drivers to safely stay on the road for as long as possible. Workshops are held through the peninsula and upcoming workshops can be viewed here.
Supervisor Tissier represents the Board of Supervisors on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) which oversees transportation planning, coordinating and financing for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, she served two terms as Chair of the MTC.
Supervisor Tissier serves on the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans). She was deeply involved in creating the SamTrans' Senior Mobility Plan, a comprehensive examination of the transportation challenges facing older residents.
In 2008, as Board Chair, she helped manage a comprehensive review and assessment of all SamTrans services and routes to determine and respond to ridership needs.
She also sits on the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) where she has worked tirelessly towards the electrification of Caltrain which is expected to be completed in 2019.
Supervisor Tissier takes seriously the responsibility of county government to provide comprehensive health services to residents which is why she serves on the San Mateo Medical Center Board of Directors. She is also currently a Community Health Reform Advocacy Committee member.
In 2006, Supervisor Tissier worked with San Mateo County's 14 municipal police departments and the Sheriff's office to create the nation's first-ever, permanent program for the proper disposal of household pharmaceuticals, including those classified as controlled substances. In just three years, the program had diverted more than 50 tons of unwanted medicines from the waste stream as well as potential misuse. In November 2008, the program received the prestigious Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), presented by the California Environmental Agency the state's highest environmental honor. The program also received a 2007 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties and Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. Find drop off locations here.
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Supervisor Tissier has worked hard to protect residents from the recent economic downturn. She currently serves as Board liaison to the Children's Fund and Jobs for Youth Program.
In 2009, as homeowners were struggling to navigate the seemingly Byzantine landscape of loan modifications, refinancing, short sales and foreclosure proceedings at the height of the nation mortgage crisis, Supervisor Tissier organized an annual workshop for homeowners. Held in conjunction with the San Mateo County Housing Leadership Council's annual Affordable Housing Month, hundreds of San Mateo County families have attended the event to meet with certified, non-profit mortgage counselors, real estate lawyers as well as major lenders to discuss their individual circumstances. Other resources include fraud avoidance, how to deal with lenders and post-foreclosure options.