Committee Chairs are elected to serve a staggered two-year term. General responsibilities of the chairs are to develop meeting agendas, preside over business meetings, make presentations on behalf of the CCJDC, and serve as an ex-officio member of the CCJDC subcommittees.


Kate Cassera, Senior GIS Analyst, County of Santa Cruz DPW


Rene Anchieta, GIS Analyst, San Benito County


Hanna Muegge, Air Quality Planner, Monterey Bay Air Resources District

Past Chairs

  • Greg Benoit, California Coastal Commission
  • Rex Boyes, City of Watsonville
  • Gale Foss, Foss Associates
  • Brian Fulfrost, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Michael Gagarin, California Division of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Tammi Groves, California Coastal Commission
  • James Keller, City of Santa Cruz
  • Anthony Lobay, Community Services Director, City of Pacific Grove
  • Mira Park, California Department of Fish & Game
  • Matt Price, GIS Manager, County of Santa Cruz
  • William Reichmuth, Public Works Director, City of Monterey/General Manager, Transportation Authority Monterey County
  • Gina Schmidt, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
  • Jonathan Van Coops, California Coastal Commission
  • Robert Van Spyk, PhD., California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Rich Westfall, City of Santa Cruz