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.


Rene Anchieta, GIS Analyst, San Benito County


Gina Schmidt, GIS Coordinator, AMBAG


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