Manu Koenig, first district Supervisor shared his background with us and presented the County of
Santa Cruz major issues and his proposals for new policies and change. He updated us on the
County approval for potential tiny houses built though partnerships to house the homeless.  
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 Santa Cruz, Capitola and Scotts Valley 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 fiancée Leah