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Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs

What is the Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs, in the Office of the County Executive, engages residents and other community stakeholders to explain the County of Santa Clara's policies, programs, services, and to provide statistical and factual information. Working collaboratively with County agencies and departments, the Office of Public Affairs coordinates media communications, issue management, information dissemination and strategic communications advice.
The Office of Public Affairs was created by the Board of Supervisors in 1999 with the goals of: 
  • Building public trust and confidence in the County of Santa Clara government;
  • Informing the public about the services provided by the County; and
  • Assisting the County in achieving its goals and priorities.
In addition, the Office manages several community focused programs, campaigns and initiatives.
General Contact Information:
Office of Public Affairs
Office of the County Executive
70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Main Number (408) 299-5151
FAX Number (408) 295-2192
Media Line (408) 299-5119;
Gwendolyn MitchellGwendolyn Mitchell, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: 408/299-5119
Fax: 408/295-2192
Lingxia MengLingxia Meng
Mandarin Speaking Public Communication Specialist

Phone:  408/299-5130
Fax:  408/295-2192
Laurel AndersonLaurel Anderson, Public Communication Officer
Phone: 408/299-5168
Fax: 408/295-2192
Marina HinestrosaMarina Hinestrosa
Spanish Speaking Public Communication Specialist
Phone:  408/299-5121
Fax:  408/295-2192
Valerie Altham
Graphic Designer
Fax:  408/295-2192