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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Office Hours

Come to our office at the Sheriff's Center with your questions for Supervisor Koenig.

Office Hours are held the first Wednesday of the month from 1 PM to 3PM.

Please visit us at the First District Office at the Sheriff's Center, 5200 Soquel Ave, ground floor.

Upcoming Community Meetings

October 2023

Harbor Hybrid Town Hall

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Harbor Public Meeting Room,
365 A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
and on Zoom.

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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 Kincaid Glavis, County Supervisor's Analyst
Jamie Sehorn, County Supervisor's Analyst
Shane Mckeithen, County Supervisor's Analyst