Two new directors prepare to join Midpeninsula Open Space board

Two new directors are set to join the Los Altos-based Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors.

The board unanimously approved Moss Beach resident Zoe Kersteen-Tucker to fill an open board seat at its public meeting Nov. 27.

Local voters on Nov. 6 elected Karen Holman to fill retiring director Nonette Hanko’s board seat.

Kersteen-Tucker will serve the remaining two years of departing member Cecily Harris’s term, representing residents in El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, San Carlos and parts of Redwood City and Woodside.

Holman, serving the Palo Alto area, is only the second person to fill the role since voters created the open space district in 1972.

Hanko, who spearheaded the grassroots effort resulting in the organization’s creation, has served on its board for 46 years.

“Zoe Kersteen-Tucker and Karen Holman are both experienced public servants with a passion for local open space, making them valuable additions to the leadership of this organization,” said Jed Cyr, board president.

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District preserves, restores and provides access to a regional greenbelt of open space in parts of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.

Kersteen-Tucker and Holman will be sworn in at the district’s Jan. 9 public board meeting.

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