Regional Vice Presidents

About Regional Vice Presidents

Regional Vice President's (RVP's) are the connection between the Conference of California Historical Societies and the local historical communities.  RVP's are a resource to the local historical community by providing information about success stories in program and practice of the respective regions and CCHS as a whole, articulating and explaining issues that need attention within the region, and sharing great ideas from the region to the broader CCHS state-wide, historical community.

Below is a list of RVP's and their contact information.  If you are in their region, please reach out to your RVP. Besides the CCHS website and The California Historian, this is your direct communicative path to current CCHS information and perspective. The RVPs are an important administrative contact for you! Get to know your RVP.

Download Maps Detailing each RVP Region

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the CCHS membership voted to consolidate its Board to 25 members.  In order to ensure continued representation throughout the state, CCHS has identified 8 larger regions that will have one representative each on the Board. These individuals will be responsible for representing their specific region as well as serving as a liasion to the RVPs in their larger region. 

Download Maps Showing Combined RVP Regions

Regional Vice Presidents Roster & Contact

Region  Coverage Area Contact Name    Contact    Number Regional Website
1 Redwood Empire - Del Norte, Humboldt Arlene Hartin 707-443-8841 Visit us!
2 Mendo Lake -- Lake, Medocino VACANT   Visit us!
3 Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity Christine Stokes


Visit us!
4 Range and River - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama Gene Serr 530-527-6363  Visit us!
5 Northeast Corner - Lassen, Modoc, Plumas VACANT   Visit us!
6 Sonoma-Marin VACANT   Visit us!
7 Goldfield Gateway - Sacramento, Yolo Pam Bulahan 916-523-6775 Visit us!
8 Sierra Gateway - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Michael Otten 530-888-7837 Visit us!
9 San Francisco County VACANT   Visit us!
10 San Mateo County VACANT   Visit us!
11 Contra Costa County Mary-Ellen Jones 925-254-2295 Visit us!
12 Santa Clara County Milt (Tim) Peddy 408-377-6054  Visit us!
13 South Alameda County Al Minard 510-552-4839 Visit us!
14 North San Joaquin Valley - Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Gracelyn Martin 209-477-4889 Visit us!
15 Mid-State - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa VACANT   Visit us!
16 South Mother Lode - Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne Kris Payne 530-919-3519  Visit us!
17 San Bernardino, High Desert Sharon Hartley 760-372-5106 Visit us!
18 Alpine, Inyo, Mono VACANT   Visit us!
19 Inland Empire Gary Bancroft 909-338-1926 Visit us!
20 Low Desert - Riverside County Arthur Kimball 909-633-5211 Visit us!
21 Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz VACANT   Visit us!
22 Black Gold - Kern, Kings, Tulare VACANT   Visit us!
23 Central Coast Counties Tina Metzger 805-772-1930 Visit us!
24 Ventura County VACANT   Visit us!
25 Mission San Fernando Cim Castellon 818-605-5900  Visit us!
26 Santa Monica Bay VACANT   Visit us!
27 Central Los Angeles Ann Shea 562-408-6959 Visit us!
28 West San Gabriel Valley Rose Marie Turney-Markus 626-281-0445 Visit us!
29 East San Gabriel Valley Ralph Thomas  909-815-8175 Visit us!
30 San Gabriel River John Shea 562-408-6959 Visit us!
31 Rancho San Pedro VACANT   Visit us!
32 North Orange County - North of Santa Ana River VACANT   Visit us!
33 South Orange County - South of Santa Ana River VACANT   Visit us!
34 San Diego County Ken Woodward 760-789-7644 Visit us!
35 Napa/Solano Todd Shulman 707-213-1844 Visit us!
36 Imperial County VACANT   Visit us!
37 Southwest Los Angeles County VACANT 310-374-6563  Visit us!
38 El Dorado County Kris Payne 530-919-3519 Visit us!
39 Long Beach Alison Bruesehoff 626-241-6148 Visit us!
40 Arroyo Seco Ron Finely 818-240-0348 Visit us!
 98  Out of State  VACANT    Visit us!
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commented 2015-08-02 19:11:25 -0700 · Flag
Congratulations on putting together colorful maps showing members and others what the 40 regions are so they can understand what region they are in and the 6 groupings of regions that will have one of the slots on the Board of Directors under the new bylaws. Visualization is a big help in understanding how CCHS operates and how we all fit in. These are good items to download for your personal CCHS files.—Michael Otten, 2nd Vice President, Auburn, and Region 8 vp.
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