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Butte County Hosts RCRC Board of Directors Meeting and Tour
SACRAMENTO, CA – May 12, 2023– This week, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Board Chair and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter hosted the May 2023 RCRC Board of Directors meeting in Butte County. The two-day event included the RCRC Board of Directors meeting at the Canyon Oaks Country Club in Chico and tours of Oroville Dam, the Gorrill Ranch's Fish Screen and Ladder Project, and Magalia Community Park.
"It has been an honor hosting fellow elected rural county Supervisors from across California and sharing some of the amazing infrastructure and environmental projects in Butte County,” said Supervisor Teeter. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to showcase our beautiful county and to facilitate discussion on mutual topics of interest, including water infrastructure, habitat preservation strategies, and disaster recovery within our rural communities."
The RCRC Board of Directors meeting included an overview of critical state and federal legislation pertaining to rural counties. The agenda can be accessed here. Supervisors also attended a separate meeting of RCRC affiliates Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) and Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA), where supervisors received updates related to GSFA's housing assistance programs as well as GSCA's broadband deployment efforts.
During their visit, Supervisors met with personnel operating the Oroville Dam, California's second-largest reservoir, and took an exclusive tour inside the facility. The group then visited the Gorrill Ranch to see the Fish Screen and Ladder Project, a restoration partnership that protects and assists migrating fish with passage to spawning grounds in Upper Butte Creek. Lastly, the group concluded their outing at Magalia Community Park where they explored the recently opened South Pines Disc Golf Course; a Camp Fire recovery project that also serves as a positive recreational amenity to the surrounding community.
As is an organizational tradition, the RCRC Chair hosts a Board of Directors meeting in their county during their tenure. The May RCRC Board of Directors meeting brought over 30 elected Supervisors and rural county leaders to Butte County
ABOUT RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA (RCRC)
The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is a forty-member county service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. RCRC is dedicated to representing the collective unique interests of its membership, providing legislative and regulatory representation at the State and Federal levels, and providing responsible services for its members to enhance and protect the quality of life in rural California counties. To learn more about RCRC, visit rcrcnet.org and follow @RuralCounties on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
RCRC Board members and staff pictured atop the Orville Dam.
RCRC Board Chair and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter leads the RCRC Board meeting discussing key topics of interest to rural counties.
RCRC Board members at the South Pines Disc Golf Course, a Camp Fire recovery project, at Magalia Community Park.
RCRC Board members overlooking the Gorrill Ranch Fish Screen and Ladder Project.
Butte County Board Chair Tod Kimmelshue with RCRC President and CEO Patrick Blacklock in front of the Gorrill Ranch Fish Screen and Ladder Project.