Press Release | January 13, 2021

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Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel Continues in Leadership Role at RCRC in 2021


In early December, Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel was elevated into the role of Immediate Past Chair and will continue serving in the leadership of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). On January 13th, Supervisor McDaniel took the Oath of Office as administered by Representative John Garamendi (D-Yolo County) as part of the 2021 Officers of RCRC.

Supervisor McDaniel joins Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless (who will serve as Chair), Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller (who will serve as First Vice Chair), and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter (who will serve as Second Vice Chair). These newly installed 2021 Officers will lead the organization in championing public policies on behalf of California’s rural counties.

“Despite 2020 being a difficult year for RCRC-member counties, I remain excited about helping to lead RCRC this year,” said Supervisor McDaniel. “As rural county elected leaders, there is so much work to be done. And, RCRC can be the forum for collaborative efforts in addressing the problems and shortfalls of rural, low-population counties.”

RCRC is led primarily by four officers comprising of elected rural county supervisors who are members of the 37-member advocacy organization. Merced County, along with all neighboring counties such as San Benito, Mariposa and Madera Counties, are members of RCRC. Once being elected 2nd Vice Chair, it has been the custom and practice of that person to move-up the ranks and ultimately lead the organization. As such, Supervisor McDaniel, who served as chair last year, will serve as Immediate Past Chair at RCRC in 2021.

“RCRC is a great organization to help carry the voice of counties like Merced,” added Supervisor McDaniel. “Issues such as rural broadband deployment, ensuring counties such as Merced receive direct federal COVID-19 relief aid, and maintaining access to a plentiful water supply remain my top priorities in my role at RCRC.” added Supervisor McDaniel.

The official Oath of Office was conducted virtually during the RCRC Board of Directors meeting on the morning of January 13th .