As the holidays draw to an end and we approach 2020, I am so thankful to serve as your San Mateo County Supervisor representing District 5, which includes the residents of Brisbane. I am also thankful for my beautiful wife Ana and son Piero, who both keep me grounded.
Piero was born during my first year in office and watching him grow up every day is the joy of our lives. I am also grateful to my staff Tony Bayudan, Mike Richardson, Ann Keighran and Bill Silverfarb for helping me to address the needs of my constituents in District 5 and for creating policy that will improve the lives of all county residents.
As I finish my third year in office and seek another term in 2020, I am thankful also for my colleagues on the board.
As the year comes to an end, I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to read my monthly column and for your support.
In other news, I was proud to be the keynote speaker as Skyline College in San Bruno celebrated its 50th anniversary in November. About 300 attended the gala at the Farallon Room, an incredible venue at the new Environmental Sciences Building overlooking the Pacific coast. I’m a proud alum of the college and my success today has a foundation on that campus.
It was a momentous night and a highlight of the year. The students in attendance at the gala were the true stars of the night, however. They will be the leaders of this county in the future and deserve the best educations our tax dollars can provide them.
Happy New Year from my family to yours!
David J. Canepa serves on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors representing District 5, which includes Brisbane.