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RCRC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - 2/20/2019

The February 2019 Executive Committee Meeting at the RCRC office in Sacramento.

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🗣2018 was another productive year for RCRC Board Members and staff! RCRC released it’s 2018 #AnnualReport at the January Board Of Directors Meeting in Sacramento on Wednesday. Check out the report, and learn more about the issues and programs RCRC engaged in on behalf of #California’s #rural #counties throughout 2018. 👉🏻Direct link in Bio! .
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📸 : @sellspj RCRC installed its 2019 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. #InyoCounty Supervisor Matt Kingsley @matt.kingsley.731 was installed as Chair, @mercedcounty Supervisor 
@daronmcdaniel was installed as First Vice Chair, and #MonoCounty Supervisor @supervisorstacycorless was installed as Second Vice Chair. #HumboldtCounty Supervisor Rex Bohn @boneheadrex remains an Officer as Immediate Past Chair. The newly installed 2019 Officers will lead the organization in championing policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. Link to press release in bio. .
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#cacounties #ruralleadership #california #RCRC #rural #ruralcalifornia Today, #RCRC Vice President of Governmental Affairs Paul Smith recognized Jolena Voorhis, Executive Director of the Urban Counties of California for her partnership between #Urban and #Rural Counties.
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#cacounties #leadership #ruralleadership Today, Governor @gavinnewsom released details of his first proposed spending package for the state.  In The Rural Rundown, RCRC’s governmental affairs team provides an in-depth look at Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 proposed Budget, analyzes its implications for member counties, outlines RCRC’s advocacy efforts on specific issue items, and offers an insider perspective into the reasoning and rationale behind elements of the proposal.  Link to The Rural Rundown in bio.  #RCRC #cacounties #CABudget #TheRuralRundown RCRC participated as a Summit Sponsor at the Center for Economic Development's 19th Annual Economic Forecast Conference on January 10, 2019 in Shasta County.  The conference brought together over 250 individuals from across the north state to discuss and identify strategies that will engage, retain, and attract the next generation of workforce and business owners. 
As a conference sponsor, RCRC invited economic professionals from Glenn, Colusa, Tehama, Shasta, Butte, Yuba, Sutter and Merced counties to join the discussion. 
#cacounties #economicdevelopment #RCRC #econdev RCRC’s 2019 Installation of Officers and Rural Leadership Awards Reception will be held Wednesday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. *RSVP Requested* We hope to see you there!
RCRC Addresses PG&E Fall 2018 De-Energization Procedures with Commission Following Member County Sur… https://t.co/1ekTGhILkS
Governor 's First Formal Actions Target Health Care Improvements - Via :… https://t.co/UO2MBfv8LS
Governor Announces Plans for Enhanced Response, Appoints New Director - Via… https://t.co/1VcuyQH3LC
Governor Releases 2019-20 Budget Proposal - Via : https://t.co/kDumJnmYFY https://t.co/wvgUhmavWC
RT : My latest for . A look at how rural communities might benefit economically from the cannabis industry.… https://t.co/7fBrxVn4PZ
Representatives from , National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. (), and will be in County this a… https://t.co/hV46oCM146
RT : proposal from includes $25 million for to sustain pre-positioning of local… https://t.co/rpz5IS36mA
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RT : is UP. Includes a $1B investment plan, including the $200M in funding promised by .
Governor releases his first State Budget proposal at 11:00am today. staff stands ready to review… https://t.co/aVtOjYG1o9
Governor releases his first State Budget proposal at 11:00am today. staff stands ready to review… https://t.co/IkGCAi1U0i
Welcome to the county family! https://t.co/ooqSz9lttr
RT : On day 2, Gov. Newsom calls for greater fire safety - and seeks Trump help https://t.co/rgXY7eYJim
RT : Governor promising record investments in , prevention, disaster response in to the… https://t.co/We8udZXcL2
Governor announces permanent appointment of Chief Thom Porter as Director. We look forward… https://t.co/fBWv3OykxR
RT : California's new Governor, Gavin Newsom, has named former Obama administration regional EPA chief and longtime envi… https://t.co/b5aAXgE5WF
RT : .⁦⁩’s amazing team! Governor-elect Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of several key senior staff https://t.co/jeF7VOJZDh
RCRC addresses fall de-energization procedures with following member county survey:… https://t.co/HDOG5E6XfW
"Rural Community and Business Leaders Raise More Than $56,000 for County Charities!" - Via E-Ne… https://t.co/My7eKvZuhe
The is posted. Your source for legislative and regulatory news impacting 's count… https://t.co/yLHIN3QHyr

News: The Barbed Wire

Earlier this week, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2019 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards...Read more
Last Friday, RCRC First Vice Chair Daron McDaniel (Merced) was joined by Craig Ferguson, National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. Vice President,...Read more
RCRC released its 2018 Annual Report at the January Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento on Wednesday. Read More…Read more
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