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 Gary Bancroft, 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
Gary Bancroft, First Vice President and RVP Leader: (909) 338-1926

Region Coverage Area Regional Vice President Contact Phone Number
1 Redwood Empire - Del Norte, Humboldt Arlene Hartin (707) 443-8841
4 Colusi - Tehama, Glenn, Butte, and Colusa David Ballard (916) 205-1788
7 Goldfield Gateway - Sacramento, Yolo Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian  (916) 456-4930 
8 Sierra Gateway - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Christina Richter (916) 300-0891
11 Contra Costa County Vacant  
13 South Alameda County Al Minard (510) 552-4839
14 Modified Merced, Stanislaus, Mariposa Holly Fielder  (209) 404-7916 
15 Modified Mid-State - Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare Amy King (559) 308-6881
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 Modified Black Gold - Kern Therese Melbar (661) 343-9373
27 Central Los Angeles Ann Shea (562) 408-6959
29 East San Gabriel Valley Vacant  
30 San Gabriel River John Shea (562) 408-6959
35 Napa / Solano Todd Shulman (707) 213-1844
38 El Dorado County Jill Kearney  (530) 306-8511 


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