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 and Civinomics, where he was co-founder and CEO. The local startup created an app for citizens to propose and vote on new policy online. It also conducted polling and survey research for local governments throughout the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Area.

Manu was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. He holds 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, daughter Charlotte and blue heeler Benjie.

Supervisor Koenig represents the Board of Supervisors on the following regional agencies and boards:

  • Housing for Health Policy Board (the federally-designated Continuum of Care)
  • Library Financing Authority (Alternate) 
  • Local Agency Formation Commission (Alternate) 
  • Mobile and Manufactured Home Commission (Liaison) 
  • National Association of Counties Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee
  • Santa Cruz County Consolidated Redevelopment Oversight Board 
  • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission 
  • Santa Cruz County Sanitation District Board of Directors 
  • Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District Board of Directors 
  • Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency Board 
  • Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Board 
  • Treasury Oversight Commission 

Click here to see a map of District 1

Have an idea for a way to help improve your County? Please use the form to share your proposed ordinance.

Please submit this form through DocuSign online, by email at or by downloading the PDF form and mailing it to 701 Ocean St., Room 500, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, ATTN: Supervisor Manu Koenig

Office Hours

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

Office Hours will be held on the first Wednesday of each month, from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Meet one-on-one with Supervisor Koenig. No appointment necessary, first come first served. (No Office Hours in July.)

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

Upcoming Community Meeting

August 2024

Live Oak Library Annex Town Hall

Tuesday, August 6th, 2024, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
At the Live Oak Library Annex, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
and on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 967 0831 8897

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Upcoming Community Meetings

  • November 2024 - TBD

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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