Peter Koht

Peter Koht
Economic Development Coordinator , City of Santa Cruz


Peter Koht is the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Santa Cruz. Tasked with improving conditions for new and emerging businesses within city limits with an eye towards preserving the town’s unique environmental and cultural attributes.

A former news editor for the local weekly, as well as a former PR professional working for some of Silicon Valley’s largest companies, Peter is particularly interested in involving more people in the public process through technology.

Peter holds a BA and MA from UCSC Santa Cruz and is working towards his MPA at SFSU.


Peter Koht (City of Santa Cruz)
Peter Koht of the City of Santa Cruz will discuss how the City is using social media to engage residents in resolving the City’s budget crisis. He will provide best practices for other cities looking to use the technology and insights to Web 2.0 vendors on the issues that local governments are dealing with and the technology they need to address these issues.