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A publicly elected Board of Directors governs the fire district.  Regular board meetings occur each month on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00 PM located at the administration office at 6934 Soquel Drive. 

Meetings are open to the public and public attendance is strongly encouraged.  If you wish to attend a meeting, call us at 831-685-6690 during business hours to confirm that the meeting date has not changed (which is a rare occurrence).

We will provide advance copies of board meeting agendas and all meeting support materials upon request.  We post meeting agendas one week in advance at all District fire stations and at the Aptos and La Selva public libraries. Current meeting agendas and prior meeting minutes are available below.  

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the policies that are implemented by the staff, leading the district by expressing its vision and values, and by inspiring and empowering district employees to work together to create an effective and positive work environment that adheres to the highest standards of conduct.

The Board faces many challenges each year including setting the department budget, oversight of the Fire Chief and operations, and addressing fire hazard and life-safety issues.

A copy of the current Policies and Procedures Manual for the A/LSFD Board of Directors is listed at the link below (click on the image to download):


Regular scheduled meetings typically are held on the second Thursday of each month, at 7:00 PM in our upstairs meeting room at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. The 2016 Board Meeting Schedule is listed below: 

January 12, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday February 9, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday April 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday May 11, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday June 8, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday July 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday August 10, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday September 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday November 9, 2017 7:00 PM
Thursday December 14, 2017 7:00 PM


Board Policy Manual Minimize
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Terms/Elections Minimize

  Director Term of Office (4 Years)
  Jim Abendschan
First Appointed: 2010
Next Election: General 2018
  Joe Foster
First Appointed: 2015
Next Election: General 2020
  Vincent Hurley
First Appointed: 2000
Next Election: General 2018
 George Lucchesi
First Elected: 2016
Next Election: General 2020
 Robert "Bob" Spisak
First Appointed: 2008
Next Election: General 2020

Board Agendas 2017 Minimize

Board Minutes 2017 Minimize
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Board Minutes 01-12-172/24/2017230.61Download
Board Minutes 02-09-174/7/2017357.53Download
Board Minutes 02-23-174/7/2017156.18Download

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Board Agenda 01-14-16 Part 14,106.38Download
Board Agenda 01-14-16 Part 24,048.23Download
Board Agenda 01-28-16 Special Meeting326.49Download
Board Agenda 02-11-16 Part 12,429.20Download
Board Agenda 02-11-16 Part 25,858.22Download
Board Agenda 02-11-16 Part 35,500.58Download
Board Agenda 03-10-16 Part 15,134.83Download
Board Agenda 03-10-16 Part 25,858.38Download
Board Agenda 03-10-16 Part 31,455.55Download
Board Agenda 04-14-16 Part 17,022.77Download
Board Agenda 04-14-16 Part 22,675.72Download
Board Agenda 04-14-16 Part 32,807.74Download
Board Agenda 04-25-16 Special Meeting422.44Download
Board Agenda 05-12-16 Part 13,896.21Download
Board Agenda 05-12-16 Part 27,318.46Download
Board Agenda 06-09-16 Part 14,528.87Download
Board Agenda 06-09-16 Part 21,762.40Download
Board Agenda 07-14-16 Part 16,229.24Download
Board Agenda 07-14-16 Part 25,072.29Download
Board Agenda 07-14-16 Part 32,627.42Download
Board Agenda 08-11-16 Part 14,021.14Download
Board Agenda 08-11-16 Part 2 (Item 6.1)4,229.68Download
Board Agenda 08-11-16 Part 3 (Item 6.3)5,937.39Download
Board Agenda 08-25-16 Special Meeting47.39Download
Board Agenda 08-25-16 Special Meeting Part 2 (Item 4.1)4,229.68Download
Board Agenda 09-08-16 (Part 1)3,456.89Download
Board Agenda 09-08-16 (Part 2)3,939.56Download
Board Agenda 09-29-16 Special Meeting85.91Download
Board Agenda 10-13-1685.91Download
Board Agenda 11-10-16 (REVISED 11-8-16)85.91Download
Board Agenda 11-10-16 Part 2 - Master Plan Proposals5,937.39Download
Board Agenda 12-08-161,795.14Download

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Director Jim Abendschan Minimize

Mr. Abendschan was appointed to the board in January 2010.  Jim is retired and former President & CEO of Spectra-Mat, Inc. in Watsonville.  He comes to the board with several years of public and private board experience.  He has lived in La Selva Beach for over 17 years.  Jim can be reached at and/or 831-359-7926.

Director Joe Foster

Joe Foster was sworn in as Interim Board Director as of September 11, 2015.  He resides in La Selva Beach, and currently works in Government Relations for PG&E. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Santa Cruz County Business Council. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation and United Way of Santa Cruz County. To contact Director Foster, email

Director Vincent Hurley Minimize

Vincent P. Hurley is an Attorney working in Aptos, who has 20 years of experience in private practice and government legal affairs. He has been with the Board of Directors since November of 2000.  Mr. Hurley can be reached via email at

Director George Lucchesi Minimize

George J. Lucchesi, retired Fire Captain, was sworn in on 11/10/2016 as Board Director.  George has over 36 years of fire department service.  He has enjoyed living in Aptos for over 38 years.  You may reach George at:

Director Bob Spisak Minimize


Director Bob Spisak was elected to the Board in November 2008.  He is a retired firefighter, who has also taught CPR and First Aid.  He currently serves as a volunteer for the Campbell Police Dept. (since 1998), and loves living in Aptos.  To contact Director Spisak, email

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