Election Information

Port District Governance

The Santa Cruz Port District is governed by an elected Board of Commissioners, each of whom is elected to serve a four-year term. For election information, including procedures and deadlines, please visit the links the Santa Cruz County Elections Department website.

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Interested persons are hereby notified that pursuant to Government Code Section 1780 there is a vacancy on the Santa Cruz Port District Commission.

  • The position to be filled is for a term ending December 7, 2020. The seat will go to election in November 2020 for the final two years of the term.

The vacancy will be filled by appointment by the Santa Cruz Port District Commission (as prescribed by state law). To be considered for appointment, interested citizens, who are registered voters within the Santa Cruz Port District boundary, must file an application along with a resume to the Santa Cruz Port District Commission, 135 5th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, by no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, December 9, 2019.

Appointment will be made by remaining members of the Port Commission at a special public meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365-A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz.

Application forms are available for download below or at the harbor office.

Application for Appointment to Santa Cruz Port Commission
Notice of Vacancy