Marissa King | Redwood City, San Mateo County

Marissa started her career in public service in San Mateo County in 2002. She began by providing direct services in Workforce Development, moved into Program and Policy, and then to Training and Development for the Human Services Agency. After being given the opportunity to work on several organizational initiatives, Marissa landed her dream job in Human Resources for San Mateo County.

Knowing that San Mateo County is an employer of choice and a great place to work, she was elated to be given the opportunity to expand efforts to increase Employee Engagement, drive Collaborative Performance Management, spearhead Succession Planning, and manage the County’s Management Fellowship, Regional Internship and Supported Training & Employment Program (STEP) for Emancipated Foster Youth Programs. Another exciting facet of her role is coordinating the Management Talent Exchange Program (MTEP) for the cities, special districts, and counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara County.

Marissa obtained her both her Bachelors in Broadcast Communications and Marketing and Masters in Public Administration – emphasis in Organizational Development from San Francisco State University. She also completed the Bay Area Social Services Consortium Executive Development Program at the University of California at Berkeley.

Marissa is a Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Board Member, wife, and mother of two bright and beautiful daughters.

MMANC Podcast: Managing Human Performance

  San Mateo County Human Resources Director Donna Vaillancourt discusses the importance of resource management following her presentation at the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC)’s Winter Forum in February 2016. Donna was interviewed by Marissa King, Region Co-Chair for MMANC and member of San Mateo County’s Human Resources team.  

2016 Winter Forum: Collaborating Across Communities

This year’s annual event is focused on Collaborating Across Communities, and will feature sessions on Emotional Intelligence*,  Managing Human and Fiscal Resources*, Creative Problem Solving, and a behind the scenes look at “the Big Event” (the Super Bowl). *Indicates Certified Government Leader (CGL) approved courses The event will take place in Foster City, on Thursday, […]

Sometimes “The Happiest Place on Earth” Can Get “Grumpy”: A Reflection on Customer Service

The Happiest Place on Earth

ORIGINAL CONTENT   Last month my family and I spent a few days at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” By nearly every account, Disneyland was just that. Our time was filled with cheerful celebration, wild imagination, and endless entertainment. My parents traveled with my husband and me, along with our two daughters. My eldest daughter, […]