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Regular Meetings:

Times and dates: 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each active month (January and July are considered inactive months).

Location: County Governmental Center at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, forth floor Planning Department Ocean View Conference room.

Agendas: Agendas are posted at least five days in advance of meetings, and are distributed to all Board members, local water districts, AMBAG, interested persons and the press. Agendas and attachments are posted on the County website:

Current Agendas and Agendas and Minutes from Previous Meetings are available by clicking here

Fish & Wildlife Advisory Commission

The Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission advises the board of supervisors on any matters pertaining to fish and game in the county, including the natural habitat, wildlife, and environment in general. The Commission also makes recommendations, consistent with the policies and regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game, to the board of supervisors concerning expenditures from the county fish and game propagation fund, such fund created by Fish and Game Code Sections 13003(b) and 13100, for the propagation and conservation of fish and game in the county.


Commission Structure:

The Commission consists of ten County residents, with each Supervisor appointing 2 commissioners.  Resources Planner Kristen Kittleson, presently in the EHS division of the Health Service Agency, serves as administrative secretary to the Commission. Kristen may be reached at (831) 454-3154 or via e-mail at Kristen

Current Commissioners - As of July 1, 2016:

  • District I: Supervisor Leopold - Chris Berry - Chair, Lois Robin
  • District II: Supervisor Friend - Rogers Johnson, Sandra Baron
  • DIstrict III: Supervisor Coonerty - Jodi Frediani - Vice Chair, Kristen Lee
  • District IV: Supervisor Caput - Mathew Wise, Samuel Cooley
  • District V: Supervisor McPherson - Matt Freeman, Ross Parmenter


Santa Cruz County Fish and Game Advisory Commission Grant Application:



Biennial Report:

Every two years, the Commission submits a bi-annual report to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer. This report highlights the activities, accomplishments and future goals of the Commission.