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Ward 7 - Zoe Kersteen-Tucker

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Photo of board member Zoe Kersteen-Tucker

Representing El Granada, Emerald Lake Hills, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside
Term: 2021-2024

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Zoe Kersteen-Tucker is a long-time coastal and environmental protection advocate. She served as the spokesperson for the successful countywide Devil's Slide Tunnel Initiative, Measure T, in 1996. She helped lead the multiyear effort to expand the District's boundary to include the San Mateo County Coast in 2004. She served on the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) board of directors from 2006 to 2018. She also served as San Mateo County Planning Commissioner representing District 3 from 2014 to 2018.

As owner of Pacific Development Associates, Zoe provides nonprofit executives and boards of directors with consulting services on organizational culture and fund development. She previously held the role of executive director for the Coastside Land Trust and president and executive director of the Committee for Green Foothills.

Zoe is an avid hiker (both with and without her dog Buzz), an occasional mountain biker, and a rambling equestrian in her youth. She holds a Ph.D. in experimental neuropsychology from U.C. Berkeley. She is married to George Tucker, a retired NASA-Ames Research pilot, and has one daughter who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University.

Unanimously appointed to the board of directors in late 2018 to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Cecily Harris, Zoe was elected in 2020 by ward residents to continue her service. Zoe has lived in Moss Beach for 25 years, and is the first Coastside resident to serve on the board.

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