January 20, 2023                                                                                                                                                             

Carolyn Jhajj

Communications Director


Modoc County Supervisor Geri Byrne to Help Lead RCRC in 2023


SACRAMENTO, CA – In early December 2022, Modoc County Supervisor Geri Byrne was selected by her peers to serve as Second Vice Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). On January 18, Supervisor Byrne took the Oath of Office as administered by California Assemblymember James Gallagher as part of the RCRC Board of Directors meeting establishing the 2023 Officers.

Supervisor Byrne joins Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter (who will serve as Chair), Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez (who will serve as First Vice Chair), and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley (who will serve as the Executive Committee Member At-Large). These newly installed 2023 Officers will lead the organization in championing public policies on behalf of California’s rural counties.

“I am grateful to my rural county colleagues from across the state for selecting me to serve in this role on the RCRC 2023 Leadership Team,” said Supervisor Byrne. “Rural counties face unique challenges, that require innovative solutions and effective advocacy to overcome. RCRC supports our communities by informing policymakers’ understanding of complex issues and sponsoring collaboration at the state and federal level.”

RCRC’s Board of Directors is headed by four officers composed of elected County Supervisors from the organization’s 40 member counties. Modoc County has been a member of RCRC since 1976. Once being elected Second Vice Chair, it has been the custom and practice of that person to move up the ranks and ultimately lead the organization.


The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is a forty-member county strong 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 and follow @RuralCounties on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.




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2023 RCRC Second Vice Chair and Modoc County Supervisor Geri Byrne