January 20, 2023

Carolyn Jhajj

Communications Director


Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez is Elevated to RCRC's First Vice-Chair Role


SACRAMENTO, CA – On Wednesday, Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez was elevated by his peers to serve as First Vice Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). Supervisor Lopez took the Oath of Office as administered by California Assembly Member James Gallagher as part of the 2023 Officers of RCRC.

Supervisor Lopez joins Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter, who will serve as Chair, Modoc County Supervisor Geri Byrne, who will serve as Second 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.

“In combining unparalleled advocacy with innovative technical support, RCRC enhances the ability of rural county governments to deliver essential services to residents,” said Supervisor Lopez. “Working with colleagues from across the state, I look forward to providing leadership and guidance to help further support California’s rural counties.”  

RCRC’s Board of Directors is headed by four officers composed of elected County Supervisors from the organization’s 40 member counties. Monterey County has been a member of RCRC since 2019.




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 First Vice Chair and Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez