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Ken Cole

Director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency

Ken Cole was appointed to serve as Agency Director of the Human Services Agency in late 2019.  Ken has been with San Mateo County since 2015 and he previously served as the Director of Housing. 

Ken has a long career in the delivery of safety net services and a strong track record of success.  Prior to joining San Mateo County, he served as Director of Housing for the County of Santa Cruz and served as Director of Public Policy for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.  He is a military veteran and holds a BS in Business Administration.