a map of Santa Cruz County's five supervisorial districts

There are five county supervisor districts. The districts include pieces of the four cities: Watsonville, Capitola, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. City boundaries are in yellow. View a larger version of the map here. (County of Santa Cruz)

Look up your elected leaders here by entering your address. 

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Santa Cruz County residents either live in unincorporated areas of the county or one of the four cities: Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Capitola and Watsonville. 

City residents are represented by city councils and by a county supervisor in one of the county’s five districts. 

For example, if you live in the city of Santa Cruz, you are represented by the seven-member city council and by a county supervisor in District 1, District 3 or District 5 depending on where you live. District 3 is County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty, District 1 is County Supervisor Manu Koenig and District 5 is County Supervisor Bruce McPherson.

If you live outside city limits — known as the unincorporated areas of the county — then you are only represented by the county supervisor in that district. 

Which county supervisor district is mine?

District 1, represented by Manu Koenig: Live Oak, Pleasure Point, Soquel, Soquel hills, Summit east of Highway 17, parts of Capitola and Santa Cruz
District 2, represented by Zach Friend: Aptos, Freedom, Corralitos, La Selva Beach, Seacliff, part of Capitola, part of Watsonville
District 3, represented by Ryan Coonerty: Santa Cruz, Davenport, Bonny Doon, Swanton, North Coast
District 4, represented by Greg Caput: Most of Watsonville, Aromas and areas near Casserly Road
District 5, Bruce McPherson: San Lorenzo Valley including Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Zayante, Lompico, Summit west of Highway 17, and parts of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz

A separate, non-elected county administrative officer runs the day-to-day operations of the county. The county administrative officer participates in supervisors meetings.

County Administrative Officer: Carlos Palacios

Who are my city council representatives? 

Each link has a list of current council members. The councils elect a mayor from within the council for a one-year term. A separate, non-elected city manager runs the day-to-day operations of the city. The city manager participates in council meetings and serves at the pleasure of the city council. 

Watsonville: 7 city council members who represent geographical districts within the city.

  • Council members serve four-year terms and are paid $7,293 annually before taxes. The mayor is paid $8,616 annually before taxes.
  • City Manager: Matt Huffaker

Capitola: 5 city council members who represent the whole city. Council members serve four-year terms.

  • Council members and the mayor earn $7,200 annually before taxes, the city clerk said.
  • City Manager: Jamie Goldstein

Scotts Valley: 5 city council members who represent the whole city. Council members serve four-year terms.

  • Council members and the mayor earn $5,864 annually before taxes, the city clerk said.
  • Interim City Manager: Brian Haddix

Santa Cruz: 7 city council members who represent the whole city.

  • Council members serve four-year terms and are paid $20,524 annually before taxes. The mayor is paid $41,048 annually before taxes, the city clerk said.
  • City Manager: Rosemary Menard has been named interim city manager to replace Martín Bernal who retired in 2021.

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Stephen Baxter is a co-founder and editor of Santa Cruz Local. He covers Santa Cruz County government.