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File #: 20-455    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Recommendation for the reappointments of Giuliana Garcia and Carmen O'Shea to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Commission, each for a first full term ending June 30, 2023.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Warren Slocum
Subject: Reappointments to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Commission

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation for the reappointments of Giuliana Garcia and Carmen O'Shea to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Commission, each for a first full term ending June 30, 2023.

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BACKGROUND:
The Commission reports and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding policies, programs, procedures and legislation affecting LGBTQ individuals in San Mateo County, and provides outreach and support to at-risk and underserved LGBTQ populations within San Mateo County, including youth, communities of color, non-English speakers, older adults, and immigrants. The Commission promotes transgender inclusion among private and public entities in San Mateo County, including access to health care and to gendered spaces such as bathrooms and shelters. It develops initiatives to support LGBTQ families with children in San Mateo County and provides a public forum for input from the LGBTQ community to identify unmet needs.

DISCUSSION:
Giuliana Garcia and Carmen O'Shea have both served on the LGBTQ Commission since their partial terms began in July 2019 and are being recommended to serve their first full terms ending June 30, 2023.

Giuliana (she/her/hers), resident of East Palo Alto, is a lifelong tech enthusiast and inclusion rights advocate. She spearheads ethics and responsibility initiatives for Facebook augmented and virtual reality devices, including inclusive and accessible design. As a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, her focus on intellectual property led to a love for technology itself. After her role as an early member of the legal team at Amazon's Lab126 devices division, Giuliana managed global expansion of R&D, overseeing teams in Europe and Asia for...

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