Bob Williams
Tehama County

RCRC Chair

A fifth generation Tehama County farmer and rancher, Supervisor Bob Williams was born and raised in Corning.  After graduating from Corning High School in 1975, Supervisor Williams attended and graduated from CSU, Chico in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration.  

 

In June of 1980, Supervisor Williams went  into partnership with his father in operating Williams Ranch, and in 1995, became managing General Partner.  In 2002, Supervisor Williams graduated from the California Agricultural Leadership Program, as a proud member of Class 31. 

Supervisor Williams and his wife Candy have been married for 36 years and have 2 children, Robert and Jennifer, and 8 grandchildren.

In his public life, Supervisor Williams has served on the Corning Recreation Commission, Tehama County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Farm Service Agency Tehama County Committee, Thomes Creek Water District Board of Directors, Tehama Colusa Canal Authority Board of Directors, and the Corning High School Board of Trustees.

In June of 2006, Supervisor Williams was elected to the Tehama County Board of Supervisors as the District 4 Supervisor and served as Chairman in 2008.  In 2010 he was re-elected and again served as Chairman in 2012.  In June of 2014, Supervisor Williams was elected to his third term and is scheduled to serve as Chairman in 2016.

Among his duties as Supervisor, Supervisor Williams serves on numerous local committees and commissions.  In his spare time, Supervisor Williams enjoys remodeling homes, golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

Rex Bohn
Humboldt County

RCRC First Vice Chair

Supervisor Rex Bohn was raised in Eureka from the age of 5, graduating from St. Bernard’s High School in 2013 (long story, ask him!), and College of the Redwoods in 1975.  After his father passed away, Supervisor Bohn (at the young age of 19) ran the family store for his mother until it was sold in 1974. 

 

Following the sale of the family business, Supervisor Bohn decided to take a job with A Levy & J. Zentner Company as a long haul truck driver and as a salesman.  He worked for A Levy & J. Zentner for five years before purchasing a local business on fourth Street in Eureka…. a local bar and restaurant which he devoted the  next  5 years of his career. 

After the birth of his son Trevor, Supervisor Bohn accepted a position with Larry & Mike Renner at L&M Renner, Inc.  His duties included oversight of all of L&M Renner trucks and commercial accounts for over 20 years.  

In 2005, Supervisor Bohn decided to pursue a new and exciting career opportunity and took a position with Evergreen Pulp.  His first position with Evergreen Pulp was as a raw material Procurement Manager.  He was then promoted to Vice President prior to the Company suffering from the downturn in the economy and closing.  Following his employment with Evergreen Pulp, Supervisor Bohn took a job with O&M Industries, while starting the process of planning for a career in politics.  Next, he accepted a position with Fox Farm Soils, and it was during this time that he announced his candidacy for the First District Supervisor. 

Supervisor Bohn won the election in the primary of June 2012.  He was then appointed by the Governor Jerry Brown in July 2012 to fill the seat of former Supervisor Jimmy Smith who retired early because of ongoing health issues.  Supervisor Bohn is currently seeking his second term for the 2nd District. 

Supervisor Bohn has always found time in his busy schedule to balance career with community.  His accomplishments are well known throughout the community, from his leadership in Special Olympics, to the Founding President of the Cutten Ridgewood School Foundation.  He is the President and Founding Board Member of the Redwood Field Committee Inc., otherwise known as the Redwood Field Complex or the “Bohn Yard,” and has been instrumental in raising over 8 million dollars for non-profits and schools through his involvement in auctions and fundraising. 

Most importantly, it should be known that Supervisor Bohn’s number one passion is in community service and its youth.  He has coached more than forty different athletic teams in basketball, baseball and soccer over the last 40 years.  He realizes that whether it is athletic, performing arts, 4-H or FFA kids involved in activities outside their normal school schedule, they are better prepared for the challenges they will face in the future.  Supervisor Bohn has been named “Citizen of the Year,” “Volunteer of the Year,” and “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by local organizations.  He has been a loud voice for his District and County and looks forward to his role in RCRC.  

Randy Hanvelt
Tuolumne County

RCRC Second Vice Chair

Supervisor Randy Hanvelt represents District Two on the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Hanvelt is certified by the California State Association of Counties Institute, and has earned the distinction of being recognized as an Institute Fellow.  

 

With more than 50 years of community service under his belt, Supervisor Hanvelt has shared his time, knowledge, and expertise to a variety of organizations, including his local church, and community groups like Habitat for Humanity and Bear Valley Music Festival.

Supervisor Hanvelt retired in 2001 following 36 years as a global executive and professional engineer with a major industrial company.  Supervisor Hanvelt and his wife Gloria have celebrated more than 50 years together, and have two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

John Viegas
Glenn County

RCRC Immediate Past Chair

John Viegas represents District One on the Glenn County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Viegas received his B.S. in Organization Behavior and Management from the University of San Francisco. Viegas served in local law enforcement for 27 years, most recently as Police Captain of the Chico Police Department, and Chief of Police for the City of Orland.  Viegas is married to Mary Piracci Viegas, and together they have two children, Ashley and Justin.

 

Education

  • University of San Francisco, B.S. Organization Behavior and Management
  • Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, A.A. Liberal Studies, concentration in Administration of Justice
  • Peace Officers Standards and Training Supervisory, Management, and Executive Certificates

Occupation

  • Retired Police Captain, Chico Police Department (total years in law enforcement 27)
  • Chief of Police City of Orland
  • Commander Angels Police Department
  • Sergeant Grover City Police Department
  • Patrol Officer and Investigator San Luis Obispo, and Guadalupe Police Departments
  • Teacher, Glenn County Office of Education ROP program Administration of Justice
  • Teacher, Allan Hancock College Administration of Justice
  • Tactical Officer and Instructor, Allan Hancock College Police Academy

 

Past Public Service

  • Glenn County Fair, Board of Directors and Past President
  • Kiwanis, Orland
  • Glenn County SARB, Board Member
  • Glenn County Sheriff’s Posse, Past Captain
  • Glenn County Juvenile Justice Commission, Commissioner
  • Orland Youth Football, Assistant Coach
  • Orland Youth Baseball and Softball, Coach
  • California Police Chiefs Association, Board of Directors
  • California Police Chiefs Association, Political Action Committee
  • California Police Chiefs Association, Region 2 Representative
  • Central Sierra Police Chief's Association
  • International Chiefs of Police Association

Present Public Service

  • Glenn County Transportation Commission, Vice Chairman
  • Glenn County Transit Committee, Vice Chairman
  • California State Association of Counties, Director
  • Butte-Glenn Community College Advisory Committee
  • Golden State Risk Management, Vice Chairman Board of Directors
  • Glenn County Sheriff’s Posse, Board of Directors
  • Knights of Columbus and Fourth Degree member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor
  • Tehama County Department of Education, Special Education, Volunteer