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RivCoParks is provided support and oversight from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and several volunteer commissions which engage area experts to guide our work of preserving the region's environment for all to enjoy.  Archives for all meetings are stored on this site and can be accessed by the public.

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Interested in applying for a vacant position for the District Advisory Commission or the Historical Commission? 
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District Advisory Commission

November 3, 2022

Park District Headquarters, Riverfront Room

4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, Ca 92509

July 7, 2022

Locations tentative pending allowance of in-person gatherings.  Alternate location will be via Zoom.

The Park District Advisory Commission (DAC) was established by the Park District Board of Directors (Riverside County Board of Supervisors) on June 28, 1994. The purpose of the Commission is to advise and make recommendations to the Board concerning the planning, acquisition, development, and use of parks and open space in unincorporated portions of Riverside County.

Additionally, the Commission is to advise the Board on matters relating to the acquisition, development, maintenance, and promotion of regional recreation trails in the County, and matters relating to the conservation and propagation of fish and wildlife in the County.

To apply for a vacant commissioner position, please contact the Board of Supervisor for your district.

The District Advisory Commission generally meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. The agenda gives the meeting location. Occasionally the meeting date will change, and the agenda will reflect the new date.

2022 Roster

Patricia "Trixie" Anderson
- Chair
First District - Supervisor Jeffries

Trixie Anderson is an avid hiker and cyclist. She served on the RivCo Trails Committee from 2016-19. She is active on the City of Corona Trails Subcommittee which is preparing the city’s first Trails Master Plan. Trixie is also founder of the Protect Skyline Hiking Trails! Facebook group with members nearing 1,200, as well as, an Assistant Organizer for the Lazy Ass Hiking group with membership of over 8,200 hikers. Trixie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Riverside and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from CSU Fullerton. She proudly completed the Camino de Santiago from Portugal to Spain by bike in 2018.

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Born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York Mr. Balys graduated from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA and from U.C. Riverside. After a 34 year career with the Riverside County Planning Department he retired as Deputy Planning Director. Since 1980 he has been on the Board of Directors of Altura Credit Union and is currently Vice-Chairman of the board. Mark has served Habitat for Humanity Riverside as a volunteer, board member, two-term past president, and most recently as Director of Fund Development. He and his wife Pam, a teacher at Matthew Gage Middle School, reside in Riverside. He was appointed to the Regional Park District Commission by Supervisor Bob Buster in 2010.

Mark F. Balys - Vice Chair
First District - Supervisor Jeffries
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Daniel Hake
Second District - Supervisor Speigel
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Daniel Hake was appointed to the Riverside County Regional Park & Open Space District Advisory Commission in 2008. He previously served for six years as a member and chairman of the Riverside County Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse Programs. He retired in 2009 from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department after 31-years of service and his educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Behavioral Science. Mr. Hake has resided in Riverside County for 30-years and enjoys participating in various outdoor actives with his family. He is also active in the community as a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Corona.

Bartholomew (Bart) Moreno
Second District - Supervisor Speigel
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Bart Moreno was born and raised in Riverside County in the area now called Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. Bart grew up working on his family's farm, where his appreciation of the outdoors, water, and animals became a lasting impression on him. Many years later, Bart's elected position at Jurupa Community Services District brought him into a role where he could influence the use of water and parks in his area. Bart is eager to represent his District Supervisor and serve the residents of Riverside County on the DAC.  Bart has worked in the sports industry for many years and understands the importance of having parks for families to spend time together. Bart treasures the memories of weekend camping trips with his kids at Riverside County parks. He firmly believes that family time spent camping and outdoors builds memories that influence younger generations to appreciate and protect nature. Previous life experience includes working for S.B. Probation at Central Juvenal Hall for nearly thirteen years and as a real estate broker. Bart has earned a B.A. and a Master of Business Administration from California Baptist University. He intends to continue his education at CBU. 

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Ms. Reid has been a resident of Riverside County for over four decades. Relocating from the Imperial Valley to the Palo Verde Valley, Robin grew up enjoying the outdoors with activities such as fishing, hunting, shooting, hiking and playing on the Colorado River.  Robin and her husband enjoy hiking and off-roading with their dogs in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley.  She has a great love for the outdoors and appreciates thoughtful planning for recreation spaces and activities, as well as the preservation of natural habitats and open space. Ms. Reid has been a legislative and policy advisor in both the California State Legislature and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Science and attended California Southern Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.

Robin Reid
Third District - Supervisor Washington
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Anthony Migliore
Third District - Supervisor Washington
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Anthony Migliore was raised in Orange County and graduated from Cal-State Fullerton with a degree in International Marketing. He was accepted into the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola Florida where he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and earned his wings. He earned his Masters Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. After serving 21 years in numerous flying positions throughout the world, he retired from Naval service and settled with his family in the Temecula wine country. Mr. Migliore was a defense contractor and currently a General Contractor and partner in CLM Corporation. He is married to the former Susan Eaves of Sacramento and has three sons in College. His family enjoys County Parks and he is dedicated to developing and maintaining a wide spectrum of recreational areas in the County. He has served on Riverside County Commissions before serving as the 3rd District representative on the Parks and Open Space Commission.

Bob Grady
Fourth District - Supervisor Perez
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Robert “Bob” Grady has been serving on the District Advisory Commission representing District IV and the Palo Verde Valley since 2005. He is a 36 year law enforcement veteran who retired as Chief of Police with the City of Blythe in 2004. He holds a degree in Public Service Management from the University of Redlands and an AA in Criminal Justice from Palo Verde College. He holds a California lifetime community college teaching credential. Mr.Grady also sits as Chair of the School Attendance Review Board with the Palo Verde Unified School District.

Daniel Hugh Van Horn
Fourth District - Supervisor Perez
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Daniel Hugh Van Horn, a longtime resident of Riverside County, was appointed as a District IV representative in July 2012.  Hugh grew up in the Southwest part of the county and currently lives in Indio.  He is the Branch Manager for International City Mortgage in Indian Wells, and also served as one of the co-chairs for the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival.  Named one of Palm Springs 40 under 40 in the October issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Hugh is also on the Habitat for Humanity of Coachella Valley Family Selection Committee.  In 2011, Hugh graduated from Leadership Coachella Valley, a program designed to identify, motivate and develop future community leaders.  Prior to his career in the mortgage industry, Hugh performed in various theaters and them parks around Southern California including The Welk Resort, Disneyland, Legoland, South Bay Civic Light Opera, Musical Theater West, and Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, just to name a few.  High and his wife Jeni have three young children and family is one of the most important things in his life.  He believes that the Riverside County Regional park and Open-Space District provides a great service to its communities by providing places where families can share great moments and grow closer together.

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Fourth District - Supervisor Perez
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Thomas Giedroyce
Fifth District - Supervisor Hewitt

A retired printing industry professional with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Printing Management.

He has been involved in the city of Menifee since its incorporation in 2008 in a number of volunteer positions and activities. Including serving as Vice Chair of the city’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance Structure. A member of the city’s Menifee Citizen’s Advisory Committee. And a member of the Menifee Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission which was created in 2014. While on the commission he has also served as its chairman and as its vice chairman.

 

He and his wife have been residents of Riverside County for over twenty years. They are avid horsemen who enjoy rural living and have bred, raised and trained show and pleasure horses.

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District Advisory Commission Archived Agendas & Minutes

 
Current Agenda

The Riverside County Historical Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday November 17 at 1:30 pm has been canceled. The next meeting will take place on Thursday January 19 at 1:30 pm, location tbd.

January 20, 2022

Historical Commission

The Historical Commission is charged with advising the Board of Supervisors on historic matters within the County of Riverside to discover and identify persons, events, and places of historical importance within the County; to make recommendations relating to the preservation of historic sites and structures; to make recommendations pertaining to the County historical parks, sites, and museums and to encourage their development; and to cooperate with and obtain assistance from related agencies.

The Historical Commission meets quarterly in the months of February, May, August, and November, on the third Thursday of that month at 1:30 p.m. The Commission will meet at various locations throughout the County with accessible facilities within each supervisorial district.

Those interested in serving on the Historical Commission should contact the Board of Supervisors for their district.

2022 Roster

Ruth Atkins
First District - Supervisor Jeffries
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Ruth Atkins was appointed to the Historical Commission in March 2013. After working for Beckman Instruments as a secretary and then Cash Manager for 30 years, she moved with her husband to Lake Elsinore in 1994. Ruth became actively involved in the Lake Elsinore Historical Society (LEHS) in 1997, serving as Secretary, Secretary/Treasurer, and then President since 2007. While LEHS has accomplished many projects, Ruth is particularly proud of coordinating the restoration of Lake Elsinore’s first fire engine, which is a 1925 American-LaFrance Type 65 Fire Engine. She is a member of the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Elsinore Valley Arts Network, and is active in many community activities.

Joyce Hohenadl
First District - Supervisor Jeffries

Joyce Hohenadl has been a member of the Historical Commission since 2006 and has served in previous years as both Chair and Vice-Chair. Joyce is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and former Real Estate Deputy Commissioner ll for the Department of Real Estate. She is Chairman on the Lake Elsinore Historical Preservation Advisory Committee and Treasurer of the Lake Elsinore Citizens Committee. Mrs. Hohenadl is Secretary, Lake Elsinore Historical Society and helped in locating, researching, organizing and proofreading for the Postcard History Series of Lake Elsinore. She has obtained five Riverside County Historical Markers for buildings in Lake Elsinore. She served as State Preservation Chairman and District XI Chaplain for the Daughters of the American Revolution. As a member of the Luiseno Chapter, Temecula Valley, NSDAR, she served as Regent, First Vice Regent and is currently Second Vice Regent.

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Steve Lech
Second District - Supervisor Speigel

Steve Lech is a native Riversider who has been interested in the local history of Riverside County for more than 35 years. He has written 8 books on various topics related to Riverside County history, including Along the Old Roads – A History of the Portion of Southern California That Became Riverside County, 1772-1893, considered to be the definitive history of Riverside County. He co-authors the weekly “Back in the Day” column for the Press-Enterprise newspaper in which he explores many aspects of local history throughout western Riverside County. He has been a docent at the historic Mission Inn hotel for more than 25 years, and is currently the president of the Riverside Historical Society.

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John Randall III
Third District - Supervisor Washington

John Randall III has a strong love of history. He taught history and social sciences at local high schools for over 28 years and after 28 years of service retired from the United States Marine Corps. Dr. Randall currently acts as a Student Teacher Supervisor for the University of Phoenix. He is also a member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Dr. Randall is looking forward to helping protect and preserve the history of Riverside County for present and future residents.

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Third District - Supervisor Washington
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Maureen Boren
Fourth District - Supervisor Perez

Maureen Media Boren has worked for the Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Sands Unified School District for a total of more than thirty years. Ms. Boren is an active supporter and member of the Coachella Valley History Museum as well as all the history museums in the Coachella Valley. This experience has given Ms. Boren first-hand knowledge of the history, neighborhoods, culture and residents of the Coachella Valley.

Ms. Boren has served on the Historical Commission since September of 2017 when she was appointed to fill a vacant seat. She was reappointed in 2018.

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Renee Brown received her Bachelor’s in Social Science with an emphasis on History, Political Science and Sociology from Chapman University in 2008.  Formerly a journalist and educator, today she is the Director of Education and Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Historical Society.

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Renee Brown
Fourth District - Supervisor Perez
Bernard (Bernie) Howlett
Fifth District - Supervisor Hewitt

Bernard Howlett was appointed to the Historical Commission in 2015. Mr. Howlett was born in Canada and moved to the United States at the age of six. He served in the US Navy from 1964-68 and applied for and received his US Citizenship in 1969. He has been a security officer, school bus driver and then school bus mechanic, later Head Mechanic for the company. This led to him moving to Banning in 1982 to work at the CHP Vehicle Inspection Facility east of town. He has served as a Commissioner and later as Trustee of the Banning Public Library and has been an active amateur historian for the San Gorgonio Pass area since 1995. He is now retired and living in Banning.

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Mario Garai
Fifth District - Supervisor Hewitt
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Mario Garai received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Merced with a focus in United States and World History. During his academic career, he was part of student government where he advocated for the preservation of Merced history on campus. He was published in the Undergraduate Student Academic Journal and assisted in multiple art, photography, and history curated exhibitions that focused on showcasing the importance of history. He curated a special photography project entitled “Drought Perspectives” which highlighted the exceptional drought faced by California. Mr. Garai is focused on the preservation of historically important events, documents, and oral histories.

Kim Jarrell Johnson
Member at Large
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Kim Jarrell Johnson was appointed to the At-Large position on the Historical Commission in 2017. Kim is a life-long resident of Jurupa Valley and has worked in local government in the areas of land use planning, park planning, and historic preservation. She has served as a planning commissioner for the city of Jurupa Valley and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District. Kim has had a life-long fascination with history. She has authored six books on local history topics, has written local history columns for newspapers in the area for over 13 years, and currently serves on the board of the Riverside Historical Society.

Bonnie Martland
Third District - Supervisor Washington
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Bonnie’s love of history began early, encouraged to learn about and appreciate our country’s past. Bonnie met her husband while both were serving as Army officers during Vietnam. After her Army service she earned a BA in History and Journalism at Long Beach State University, two teaching credentials and an MA in Educational Administration. Bonnie taught for 32 years in the areas of history and art and served terms as President of the Temecula Teacher’s Association and was Temecula teacher of the Year. Since retiring, Bonnie has served as President, and Board member of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, and President, Board member, and docent, for the Temecula Valley Museum. She has done numerous presentations, articles, and living history programs on local history. A musician and artist, she is committed to keeping alive and relevant the history, music and cultural heritage of those who came before us. 

 

Historical Commission Archived Agendas & Minutes

Idyllwild Historic Preservation District

 

The Idyllwild Historic Preservation District was established by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in 1979 for recognition, protection, preservation, enhancement, perpetuation and use of sites and structures within the district having historic significance.   

July 28, 2022

12:00 p.m. - Idyllwild Branch Library

54401 Village Center Dr. Idyllwild, CA 92549

All request to speak forms MUST be completed and submitted at least 24 hours in advance.

Oct 28, 2021

2022 Roster

Terry Shirley - Chair
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Terry received a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University.  Until retiring in 2017, he worked in marketing and promotions with the consumer packaged goods industry as a VP of Sales.   While a resident of San Diego, Terry was very active with local community organizations, serving as a board member and Treasurer for the College Area Community Council, and Chairman of the Mesa Colony Community Group.  He worked with government officials, the business community, and SDSU, to help advance the interests and needs of area residents.   Terry and his wife Annie moved to beautiful Idyllwild full-time after retirement in 2017 and are committed to serving their new hometown.

Warren Monroe
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Warren is a founding member of the Idyllwild Historical Preservation District (IHPD) Local Review Board (LRB) and is the current Chairman.  He has been active in many Idyllwild organizations including the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild Nature Center, Idyllwild Garden Club, Friends of the Idyllwild Library, and USFS Black Mountain Lookout Tower Lookout Host.

Warren is a retired Aerospace Engineering Manager and worked for Douglas Aircraft Co. and Hughes Aircraft for 40 years.  He has served as an elected member and VP of the Board of Directors of the Idyllwild Water District for 12 years.  Also, Warren has volunteered for many organizations including:

– Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris, CA, 20 years, as a locomotive engineer, trolley motorman, dispatcher and instructor;

– Redland Community Hospital, 20 years (many positions including President of the Auxiliary);

– California Highway Patrol, Senior Volunteer Program, in support of the CHP Idyllwild Resident Office, 4 years

– City of Villa Park Community Access TV, 12 years, built, operated and directed CATV studio, live and recorded programming.

Warren has a BSEE degree from Purdue University, Business Management Program from UCLA,  completed  coursework for MS in Management Science at CSULB.  He and his wife, Marcia, have lived in Idyllwild full-time for 20 years and part-time for 8 years before that.  He is a member and Elder of the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church.

Stephanie Yost
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Stephanie Yost received a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA in 1984, and until 1987, produced recorded music, live shows, and television commercials with her then-husband while living in Rancho Mirage. Following a visit to the San Jacinto mountains, they moved their studio and residence “up the Hill” to Idyllwild and Pine Cove. Leaving the area in 1990, Stephanie switched directions to attend Southwestern University School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1994, and then clerking on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She began her law career as a media litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and then became an IP/new media transactional attorney at Troy & Gould. In 2000, Stephanie joined Neopets, Inc., owner and operator of the popular kids’ website Neopets.com, as General Counsel. After Neopets was sold in 2005 to Viacom, Inc., she remained with the same management team as they founded the education technology company Age of Learning, Inc. From 2007-2015, Stephanie served as EVP of Content and General Counsel, during which time they launched their flagship product, ABCmouse.com and, in 2019, Adventure Academy. In 2015, Stephanie returned to her production roots, serving as Sr. EVP of Content Production and Design until 2018, and currently as Executive Producer, where she produces the company’s music and provides creative leadership for content development. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and NARAS, as well as a Grammy nominee. Having never forgotten her love of the mountains, in 2008 Stephanie and her husband Steve Olson purchased a cabin in Idyllwild. In 2015, they purchased a full-time home, which they renovated and moved into in 2017. In January 2019, Stephanie joined the Board of Directors of the non-profit Idyllwild Community Center, and has served as its president from July 2019 to the present.

 

Mostly recently, in March 2021 Stephanie was appointed a Commissioner of the Riverside County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Riverside) by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

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David Cutter was born in Berkeley, California and graduated from Stanford University in 1974 with a B.A. in Economics.  He was a commercial banker for 27 years in both California and Oregon, holding senior positions in marketing and commercial lending. 

He obtained his Certified Financial PlannerTM designation in 1999 and was employed by Merrill Lynch for nearly two years before joining a small, boutique financial planning firm in Palm Desert in 2004.  He “mostly” retired in 2017 but still helps a few clients as a Registered Investment Advisor. 

 

David and his wife, Barbara (Babz), bought a second home in Pine Cove in 2010 and moved full-time to Idyllwild in 2018.  They share their home with Harry the terrorist terrier and Cosmo the cat.  Both are rescues from Living Free Animal Sanctuary, of which David and Babz are ardent supporters.  David is the current President-elect of the Rotary Club of Idyllwild and has chaired its Labor Day Barbecue for the past three events.

 

Idyllwild Historic Preservation District Archived Agendas & Minutes

Minutes

2021

October 28, 2021

 

Dec. 7, 2022

10:00 am Video Meeting

Click above for agenda. Microsoft teams video meeting link, click here.  Requests for public comments must be submitted 24 hours prior by e-mail to: dmclain@rivco.org

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Plateau Management Committee

September 1, 2021

Plateau Management Committee Archived Agendas & Minutes

October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

Trails Committee

The Riverside County Trails Committee was established in 1988 with the purpose of advising and making recommendations concerning the acquisition, maintenance and promotion of all multi-use trails in Riverside County.

             The last official meeting of the Trails Committee was October 23, 2019. 

             The work of the Trails Committee has now been combined into
            RivCoPark's District Advisory Commission. 

 

The final member roster and full records of the Trails Committee meetings will continue to be housed here for archive purposes.

2019 Roster

Patricia Anderson
First District - Supervisor Jeffries

Ms. Anderson is an avid hiker and road cyclist. She is Vice President of the Corona Parks Foundation and is active on the City of Corona Trails Subcommittee which is preparing the city’s first Trails Master Plan. Trixie is also founder of the Protect Skyline Hiking Trails! Facebook group with membership nearing 1,200, as well as, an Assistant Organizer for the Lazy Ass Hiking group with membership of over 6,250 hikers. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Riverside and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from CSU Fullerton.

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Jerry Jolliffee
Second District - Supervisor Spiegel

Mr. Jolliffe recently retired from the Riverside County Planning Department and has 32 years of land use and trails planning experience. In conjunction with the County’s General Plan and land development proposals, he has worked closely with members of the public as well as public agencies across the County in planning equestrian, bicycle, and pedestrian trails. Originally from San Diego, Mr. Jolliffee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona.

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Robin Reid
Third District - Supervisor Washington

Ms. Reid has been a resident of Riverside County for over four decades.  Relocating from the Imperial Valley to the Palo Verde Valley, Robin grew up enjoying the outdoors with activities such as fishing, hunting, shooting, hiking and playing on the Colorado River.  Robin and her husband enjoy hiking and off-roading with their dogs in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley.  As an outdoor enthusiast, Robin works to ensure that the County trails’ system supports the needs of all user groups.  Ms. Reid has been a legislative and policy advisor in both the California State Legislature and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Science and attended California Southern Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.

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Fourth District - Supervisor Perez
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Rick Croy
Fifth District - Supervisor Hewitt
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Rick and his wife Kelly have lived in Southwest Riverside County for the past 20 years. As an avid Equestrian, Rick has seen the rapid growth of the area and has a passion for preserving all Trail types which improve the overall quality of life for all residents.

 

Trails Committee Archived Agendas & Minutes