Rebecca Downing


Rebecca Downing grew up riding the bus in Honolulu and on the mainland, not requiring a license nor car until she moved to rural Michigan. She transferred to Santa Cruz County for work in 1989 after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982.


Her career in sales and human resources, including several years in transportation and logistics for a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Corporation, gave Downing experience in both operations and administration.


Since 2002 Downing has been active on the board of the Seacliff Improvement Association and served as its representative to both Santa Cruz County and the SCRTC as a community planning and transportation stakeholder. She strongly supports public transit and is an advocate for pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures for our local neighborhoods.