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First District Supervisor Manu Koenig

Manu Koenig serves as First District Supervisor for Santa Cruz County. The District includes Live Oak, Pleasure Point, Soquel Village, Happy Valley, Soquel San Jose Rd, and a large portion of the Summit area. Parts of the cities of Capitola and Santa Cruz are included as well. Manu was originally elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2020.

Prior to his election to the Board, Manu worked for several technology startups including Paystand in Scotts Valley. He was Executive Director of Santa Cruz County Greenway and worked on Measure L in Capitola to "Save Our Trestle" for bikes and pedestrians. From 2011 to 2018 Manu was CEO and Founder of Civinomics. The local startup created an online application for citizens to propose and vote on new policy online. It also conducted polling and survey research for local government agencies throughout Santa Cruz County and the Bay Area.

Manu was born and raised in Santa Cruz and has family in Corralitos and Live Oak. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and he is an avid surfer, cyclist and climber. Manu lives in Live Oak with his wife Leah.

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Upcoming Community Meetings

January 2022

Soquel Drive Buffered Bike Lane and Congestion Mitigation Project, Virtual Community Workshop

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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February 2022

Summit Town Hall

Thursday, February 10, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Meeting: Loma Prieta Joint Union School District Campus, The Forum Room, 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos 95033, and on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 984 1166 7502
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March 2022

Santa Cruz Gardens Neighborhood Town Hall

Thursday, March 10, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Meeting: Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary inside or outside depending on COVID cases, 8005 Winkle Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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April 2022

Soquel Town Hall

Thursday, April 14, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Meeting: Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter St, Soquel, CA 95073
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May 2022

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Town Hall

Thursday, May 12, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hybrid Meeting: DeLaveaga Elementary School, 1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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More dates coming soon!

Past Community Meetings

Prepared Not Scared Community Fire Meeting

Meeting Agenda Meeting Video

Supervisor Koenig Newsletters


2021 Newsletters

Supervisor Koenig can be contacted as follows:

  • 701 Ocean Street, Room 500, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • (831) 454-2200 (phone)
  • (831) 454-3262 (FAX)

Our Staff:
Kristina Glavis, County Supervisor's Analyst
Jamie Sehorn, County Supervisor's Analyst
Shane Mckeithen, County Supervisor's Analyst

Click here to see a map of District 1.