Community Events

Upcoming Events

Sidewalk Office Hours with Supervisor Simitian 

Come join me at your local farmers' market! 

I hold informal conversations at local farmers' markets throughout the district. No ​appointment is needed, so you can just stop by and chat.

Now, as a Santa Clara County Supervisor, I'd like to hear from my constituents about their priorities. To make that possible, I continue holding sidewalk office hours.

Click here to view the full dates and locations

Past Events

COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall 

Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Joe held a telephone town hall with Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at Stanford School of Medicine.

Sign up for the next telephone town hall

March 2, 2022: Annual Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant & Permanente Quarry Public Meeting 

County Supervisor Joe Simitian held a public meeting to provide an update on the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant & Permanente Quarry.

Please join us online where you'll hear from various oversight agencies and have an opportunity to ask questions about the quarry and cement plant located in the Cupertino foothills.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to view a video of the Public Meeting

January 2022: Mature Workers: Vital to Today's Diverse Labor Force

Mature workers (age 50+) are an important part of today’s workforce, offering experience and abilities that are valuable to employers. This is a great time for mature workers to be looking for work—it’s more of a job-seekers market right now, and employers need skilled, good people.

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, County Supervisor Joe Simitian hosted a panel of Silicon Valley labor market specialists for a webinar to discuss how to overcome potential age stereotypes, upgrade skill sets, and build confidence to thrive within the workforce.

Watch a recording of the webinar.

October 2021: Health and Hospital Committee Special Hearing on Long COVID

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, the Health and Hospital Committee held a special hearing on long COVID (when symptoms continue for more than 12 weeks after a COVID-19 infection – severe or mild which cannot be explained by another cause). The hearing included two expert panels discussing long COVID and how you and our County can prepare to address this health concern. 

Read more about the hearing or watch the recording. 

 

September 2021: Learn how to get affordable health insurance

The 2021 American Rescue Plan is making access to affordable healthcare easier than ever. You may qualify for newly expanded and increased subsidies to lower your costs. Learn more about Covered California, Medicare and Medi-Cal through these virtual sessions. Join experts from Valley Health Plan (VHP), Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) by Sourcewise, and Ravenswood Family Health Network.

This special enrollment event was offered virtually via Zoom in English (Thursday, Sept. 9). The event in Spanish (Saturday, Sept. 18) will be rescheduled for later in the fall.

 

June 2021: Affordable Transportation for Seniors

Residents 65+ in Saratoga, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, and now parts of San Jose can use R.Y.D.E. to visit friends, go to appointments, and shop. 

If you missed the R.Y.D.E. webinar with Joe on Wednesday, June 2 from 3-4 p.m., watch or listen to it now!

Read the press release​

 

May 2021: Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience

Join Joe and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) for a three-part series of panel discussions on Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience, that will feature a diverse group of AAPI leaders and community members from across the country. All events are virtual, free and open to the public.

Read more about each panel or watch the recordings. 

 

February 2021: Virtual Community Town Hall Series

Vaccines: When, Where and How

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian hosted a series of virtual town halls for each city in his district to talk about vaccinations – when residents are eligible, where to get them and how to sign up. City mayors, County staff, and local healthcare leaders joined Joe to share information and answer questions from the public.​  On February 11, County Supervisor Otto Lee, who also represents Sunnyvale, joined Supervisor Simitian.  

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills​ - Unable to attend? View the webinar here​.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Sunnyvale - Unable to attend? View the webinar​ here.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Mountain View - Unable to attend? View the webinar here

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Saratoga - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers included El Camino Health, Santa Clara County, Sutter Health/PAMF.

Palo Alto​​ - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers included Santa Clara County, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.​

Cupertino - Unable to attend? View the webinar here.

- Participating healthcare providers include El Camino Health, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care, Sutter Health/PAMF.

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