Board of Directors


The Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District is governed by a five member board elected by a simple majority vote. Board members serve 4 year terms with an option to run again.

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Board Meeting Schedule

The Pajaro Valley Fire board meets every two months, typically on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at the Pajaro Valley Fire Station 562 Casserly Rd. Watsonville, CA 95076 commencing at 5:00 P.M.

Videoconference Meetings 

On September 16, 2021, the State adopted AB 361, codified at California Government Code Section 54953, which allows local agencies to continue meeting by teleconference under certain circumstances.  The Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors has met by videoconference since March 2020 and found it to be an effective method of receiving public input, holding deliberations, and conducting the general business of the District.  Remote meetings held by videoconference, which also allow attendees to participate by telephone, allow attendees of the meetings to avoid the risk of potential COVID-19 exposure and allows those that may have been exposed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to participate in meetings without posing a threat to other attendees.  Current meeting agendas will provide information on how to attend meetings via videoconference.  If you need additional information, please contact the District at (831) 722-6188.

The following is a list of dates for meetings for the 2023 calendar year. Some dates may be adjusted.

  • January 19, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
  • November 16, 2023

Below is a list of the current members serving on the Pajaro Valley Fire Board for 2023.

Dave Martone, Chair
First Elected: 2008

Robert Erbe, Vice-Chair
First Elected: 2018

Jonathan Kolodinski, Director
First Elected: 2022

John Sampson, Director
First Elected: 2022

Aerin Murphy, Director
First Elected: 2020

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Pajaro Valley Fire Station
562 Casserly Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Office Tel 831.722.6188
Office Fax 831.722.7333