The Monterey County Business Council is excited to announce the Supervisor Speaker Series for the 2024 year! Join us as we get to know our Monterey County Supervisors, and hear their vision and priorities. If you are a member and would like to register, but do not know your log in and password, please email Jenny McAdams, Director of Operations for registration assistance.
Our April luncheon will feature kick off our Supervisor Speaker Series with Board Chair and District 2 Supervisor Glenn Church. Chair Church, a fourth-generation North Monterey County resident, was born in Salinas in 1959 and grew up in the Elkhorn/Royal Oaks area. Glenn had the privilege of learning what a Supervisor does first-hand from his father, Warren Church, who represented the area during his tenure as North County Supervisor from 1965-1977. From a young age, Glenn often accompanied his father on the campaign trail as well as attending county meetings, where he learned the importance of local government.
Being raised in that environment taught Glenn the vital significance of public service, and that government should make life easier for people rather than being an obstacle. As Supervisor, he is committed to serving his constituents throughout the district, which is the only supervisorial district with a majority of the unincorporated residents and includes over half the unincorporated population of Monterey County — county residents who depend on their Supervisor to solve problems.
Glenn's commitment to his community is part of his family's long legacy of service to North Monterey County. Just after the Civil War, Glenn's great-grandfather L.W. Church purchased 3,000 acres of dairy acreage near the Elkhorn Slough. He served as a Justice of the Peace and grand juror in Monterey County, and in the late 1870s ran for county Supervisor, losing by 38 votes. In the following election, he backed his business associate and neighbor Juan Bautista Castro, for whom Castroville is named, in Castro’s successful race for Supervisor.
Learn more about Supervisor Church here.