2019 Regional Vice Presidents / RVP Group Leaders

Congratulations to our newest RVP, Jule Arevalo (Region 29 - East San Gabriel Valley)

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. A RVP shall preform liaison functions between members (of the CCHS) in their respective Regions and CCHS.

>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.

>We need RVPs in many of the CCHS Regions (areas).

>There are 40 Regions of CCHS through-out the state. Many of these Regions do not have an RVP (VACANT). Check out the listing below, your Region may not have an RVP. CCHS is requesting that you consider being a RVP or ask members of your historical group, at your next meeting, to please consider being an RVP for your Region.

>Below is a list of current RVPs 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.

Download Maps Detailing each RVP Region


RVP Group Leaders

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the CCHS membership voted to consolidate its Board of Directors to 25 members.  In order to ensure continued representation throughout the state, CCHS has identified 8 larger regions called "RVP Groups" designed by alphabetical letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H 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 (group). 

Download Maps Showing Combined RVP Regions


RVP Group Leader A ([Regions]1,2,3,4,5) -- VACANT

RVP Group Leader B (7,8,14,16,38) -- Kris Payne, Diamond Springs

RVP Group Leader C (6,9,11,13,35) -- Todd Shulman, Vallejo

RVP Group Leader D (10,12,21,23,24) -- VACANT

RVP Group Leader E (15,17,18,19,22) -- Gary Bancroft, Crestline

RVP Group Leader F (20,32,33,34,36) -- VACANT

RVP Group Leader G (30,31,37,39,40) -- Alison Bruesehoff, Rancho Dominguez

RVP Group Leader H (25,26,27,28,29) -- VACANT


Regional Vice Presidents Roster & Contact Information

Region (Group)  Coverage Area Contact Name / Group Leaders (GL)    Contact    Phone Number
1 (A) Redwood Empire - Del Norte, Humboldt Arlene Hartin 707-443-8841
2 (A) Mendo Lake -- Lake, Medocino VACANT  
3 (A) Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity VACANT


4 (A) Range and River - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama VACANT  
5 (A) Northeast Corner - Lassen, Modoc, Plumas VACANT  
6 (C) Sonoma-Marin VACANT  
7 (B) Goldfield Gateway - Sacramento, Yolo Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian 916-456-4930 
8 (B) Sierra Gateway - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Michael Otten 530-888-7837
9 (C) San Francisco County VACANT  
10 (D) San Mateo County VACANT  
11 (C) Contra Costa County Mary-Ellen Jones 925-254-2295
12 (D) Santa Clara County VACANT  
13 (C) South Alameda County Al Minard  510-552-4839
14 (B) North San Joaquin Valley - Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus VACANT 661-343-9373
15 (E) Mid-State - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa VACANT  
16 (B) South Mother Lode - Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne Kris Payne (GL) 530-919-3519 
17 (E) San Bernardino, High Desert VACANT  
18 (E) Alpine, Inyo, Mono VACANT  
19 (E) Inland Empire Gary Bancroft (GL) 909-338-1926
20 (F) Low Desert - Riverside County VACANT  
21 (D) Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz VACANT  
22 (E) Black Gold - Kern, Kings, Tulare Therese Melbar 661-343-9373
23 (D) Central Coast Counties VACANT  
24 (D) Ventura County VACANT  
25 (H) Mission San Fernando VACANT  
26 (H) Santa Monica Bay VACANT  
27 (H) Central Los Angeles Ann Shea 562-408-6959
28 (H) West San Gabriel Valley VACANT  
29 (H) East San Gabriel Valley Jules Arevalo  
30 (G) San Gabriel River John Shea 562-408-6959
31 (G) Rancho San Pedro VACANT  
32 (F) North Orange County - North of Santa Ana River VACANT  
33 (F) South Orange County - South of Santa Ana River VACANT  
34 (F) San Diego County VACANT  
35 (C) Napa/Solano Todd Shulman (GL) 707-213-1844
36 (F) Imperial County VACANT  
37 (G) Southwest Los Angeles County VACANT 310-374-6563 
38 (B) El Dorado County Kris Payne (GL) 530-919-3519
39 (G) Long Beach Alison Bruesehoff (GL) 562-206-2044
40 (G) Arroyo Seco VACANT 818-240-0348
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published this page in About 2019-06-24 20:57:30 -0700
commented 2019-01-29 14:34:55 -0800 · Flag
We currently have several openings in the Regional Vice President Program. 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.
commented 2016-01-09 14:09:26 -0800 · Flag
RVP Group Leaders added to this page. Check out what RVP Group Leader is responsible for what groups of RVP Regions.
commented 2015-12-20 18:20:34 -0800 · Flag
We are in the process of updating this page. Please keep checking back.
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.