Greg Caput was elected to the Board of Supervisors on November 2, 2010, as the representative of the Fourth District and assumed office January 3, 2011. The Fourth District includes most of Watsonville and much of the greater Pajaro Valley, which is noted for its apple and strawberry production as well as its diverse population of numerous ethnic groups from around the world.
Santa Cruz County's Fourth District ranges from Hazel Dell and Mount Madonna Roads to the north; the Pajaro River to the south; Green Valley Road and Airport Boulevard to the west; and the Santa Cruz County border line in Mount Madonna and Aromas to the east.
Supervisor Caput encourages constituents interested in scheduling appointments or serving on commissions to contact his office by phone or email. Expressing concerns and serving on County commissions are excellent ways to become involved in public matters and contribute to Supervisor Caput's ability to serve and represent the community.
Supervisor Caput represents the Board of Supervisors on the following regional agencies and boards:
- Advisory Council - Area Agency on Aging
- Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments Board of Directors
- Environmental Health Appeals Commission
- Highway 1 Construction Authority (Alternate)
- Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force
- Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors (Alternate)
- Oversight Board for the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Watsonville
- Pajaro River Watershed Flood Prevention Authority
- Remote Access Network Committee
- Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board
- Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
- Santa Cruz County Workforce Investment Board
Supervisor Caput can be contacted as follows:
Santa Cruz County Government Center
701 Ocean Street, Room 500
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-2200 (Phone)
(831) 454-3262 (Fax)
Click here to email Supervisor Caput
Watsonville Office (see hours below)
Veterans Memorial Building
215 E. Beach Street in Watsonville
Watsonville, CA 95076
The Watsonville Office is staffed as follows:
Tuesdays - 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fridays - 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Constituents can also drop in and meet with Supervisor Caput the third Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s South County Service Center, 790 Green Valley Road in Watsonville.
Staff to Supervisor Caput includes:
Tony Gregorio, County Supervisor's Analyst
Melanie Martinez, County Supervisor's Analyst
Greg was born and raised in Watsonville by his Croatian-American parents, William and Pauline Caput, and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1968. He is also an alumnus of Cabrillo College and attended Santa Clara University where he attained his B.S. degree in Political Science. He later graduated from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, earning his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1978.
As a youngster, Greg cut lettuce in the summers and later packed and loaded chives in the Pajaro Valley. He served in the National Guard and Army Reserve between the years of 1970 and 1978. Greg also has a history of humanitarian and community service work, having worked with the Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) program in Omaha, Nebraska, as a community organizer; the Salesians of Saint Don Basco in Medellin, Columbia, as a youth outreach coordinator; and the San Pablo Boys and Girls Club in Richmond, California, as program director and later executive director.
In addition to managing his painting company, Greg has spent the last decade devoting most of his time to the Penny Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Lions Club and Little League baseball. Greg also served on the Watsonville City Council from November, 2006, until November, 2010, where he helped to amend affordable housing guidelines to include persons of low-income status and addressed a number of traffic issues, including the creation of sun-powered speed feedback signs around schools.
Greg and his wife Carmen are the proud parents of five children, including son Roberto and daughters Pauline, Christine, Claire and Lorraine.
Click here to see a map of District 4.