Former Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman was sworn in as a member of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors Jan. 9, and she will serve as board vice president for 2019.
Local voters elected Holman in November to fill retiring Director Nonette Hanko’s seat, representing residents in the Palo Alto area. Holman 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 consecutive years.
In December, the open space district appointed Moss Beach resident Zoe Kersteen-Tucker to fill an open board seat created by the departure of Cecily Harris. Kersteen-Tucker, who was selected as board secretary for 2019, is serving the remaining two years of Harris’s term representing residents in El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, San Carlos and parts of Redwood City and Woodside.
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a public agency spanning parts of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, with the mission of preserving, restoring and providing access to a regional greenbelt of open space. It is governed by seven publicly elected directors serving four-year terms. Board officers serve in their roles for one year.
For more information, visit openspace.org.