Regional Vice Presidents

About Regional Vice Presidents

Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) are the connection between the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) and the local historical communities. What is an RVP? He or she, as spelled out in our CCHS Bylaws, is a liaison. An RVP shall preform liaison functions between members of CCHS in their respective regions and CCHS.  If you love to volunteer, get involved, and enjoy attending historical society functions, this is a terrific opportunity to use your interests to help local groups. As an RVP, you will be a valued contact, connecting groups and sharing information about scheduled events and CCHS activities.


RVP's are a resource to the local historical community, 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.
The RVPs are an important administrative contact for you - get to know your RVP!
There are 40 Regions of CCHS through-out the state, some of which do not have an RVP.  Interested in becoming an RVP or know someone that is?  View the RVP Region Map and contact Kris Payne, CCHS First Vice President regarding RVP placement!  
Below is a list of current RVPs and their contact information.  This is your direct communicative path to current CCHS information and perspective.  Please contact your nearest RVP if you are interested in inviting them to your next historical  organization meeting to learn more about CCHS and how we can help your organization!

Regional Vice Presidents Roster and Contact Information
Kris Payne, First Vice President and RVP Leader: (530) 919-3519 

Region Coverage Area Regional Vice President Contact Phone Number
1 Redwood Empire - Del Norte, Humbolt Arlene Hartin (707) 443-8841
7 Goldfield Gateway - Sacramento, Yolo Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian  (916) 456-4930 
8 Sierra Gateway - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Michael Otten (530) 888-7837
11 Contra Costa County Mary-Ellen Jones (925) 254-2295
13 South Alameda County Al Minard (510) 552-4839
14 North San Joaquin Valley - Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
15 Mid-State - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
16 South Mother Lode - Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne Kris Payne  (530) 919-3519 
17 San Bernardino, High Desert Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
18 Alpine, Inyo, Mono Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
19 Inland Empire Gary Bancroft (909) 338-1926
22 Black Gold - Kern, Kings, Tulare Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
27 Central Los Angeles Ann Shea (562) 408-6959
29 East San Gabriel Valley Jules Arevalo  
30 San Gabriel River John Shea (562) 408-6959
35 Napa / Solano Todd Shulman (707) 213-1844
38 El Dorado County Kris Payne  (530) 919-3519 

 

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