Supervisors name next county manager


When John Maltbie retires as San Mateo County manager in November, his successor will be a familiar face.

The county Board of Supervisors announced July 5 that Mike Callagy, current assistant county manager and lifelong San Mateo County resident, will take Maltbie's place in the county's top job.

Maltbie worked as county manager from 1989 to 2008, then came back to the position in 2012 at the board's request.

When Callagy takes the reins from Maltbie, he'll be tasked with overseeing a $2.75 billion budget; managing the county government's daily operations and longer-term projects; guiding a staff of 5,500 people; and executing the policies that the Board of Supervisors puts forward. The position comes with a base salary of $332,800, plus a transportation allowance and other benefits.

The supervisors conducted a nationwide recruitment and series of interviews before deciding on Callagy, according to a county statement.

“Mike is a collaborative leader with deep roots in the community and a passion for public service,” said county board President Dave Pine in a written statement. “In the last five years, he’s proven that he is able to get the job done, and he has the skills and vision to build on the strong foundation put in place by John Maltbie.”

Callagy became a deputy county manager in 2013. Previously, he served for 29 years with the San Mateo Police Department, running day-to-day operations before he retired as deputy chief.

He earned a law degree from Santa Clara University, bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration from the College of Notre Dame and a master's degree in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Callagy lives in Foster City with his family.

Supervisors are scheduled to vote on his contract at their meeting scheduled Tuesday, July 10.


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a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Jul 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm

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The County is in very capable hands with the selection of Mike Callagy. I'm impressed with his level of commitment to the people of San Mateo County. It's a big job and frankly, he is a person up to the ongoing challenge.

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