The District is governed by a five member elected (in even years) Board of Directors. Terms of office are four years. For more information about the election process and deadlines, please visit the Monterey County Elections website. The five Board members are not elected at-large but represent distinct areas, or Wards.
- Ward 1 includes the City of Marina, the unincorporated northern portion Fort Ord State Beach, and the northeast census tracts of the City of Seaside within the former Fort Ord.
- Ward 2 includes the City of Seaside, excepting the north-eastern portion in Ward 1, and the northern half of the City of Sand City with unincorporated areas of the former Fort Ord encompassing most of the Bureau of Land Management reserve lands and a small undeveloped portion of land in the south-eastern City of Del Rey Oaks.
- Ward 3 includes the developed portion of the City of Del Rey Oaks, the southern half of the City of Sand City, and the City of Monterey, excluding the Presidio and what is called New Monterey.
- Ward 4 includes the City of Pacific Grove, the northern portion of the City of Monterey that includes the Presidio of Monterey and what is called New Monterey, and the northern half of unincorporated Pebble Beach.
- Ward 5 includes the City of Carmel, the southern portion of unincorporated Pebble Beach, and the unincorporated areas of Carmel Valley, Cachagua, Carmel Highlands, and Big Sur.
Maps of the five wards are available electronically by clicking on the links above or in print form from the Administrative Office at 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey. Please call ahead to request a print copy.
Every ten years the District, like many other governing bodies, is required to redraw its ward boundaries to reflect population changes, as needed. The boundaries were last redrawn in 2011 as a result of the 2010 decennial census. View the 2011 Redistricting Submission. The next evaluation of boundaries will take place in 2021 after the 2020 decennial census data is made available.