Board of Directors

The RCD is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, who all share a passion for conservation and offer practical real-world experience in support of the RCD’s mission and direction. Members of the board – who have diverse backgrounds and experiences – serve voluntarily for four-year terms and are appointed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. If you are interested in serving on the RCD Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director for more information.

Donald Butz
Board Position: President (term expires 11/27/20)
Profession: Executive Fire Officer

Marilyn Huntamer
Board Position: Vice President (term expires 11/27/20)
Profession: Small Business Owner

James Thompson
Board Position: Secretary/Treasurer (term expires 11/27/20)
Profession: Registered Consulting Arborist 

Nadine Scott
Board Position: Director (term expires 11/30/18)
Profession: Public Interest Attorney (Retired)

Jordan Gascon
Board Position: Director (term expires 11/30/18)
Executive Director, Republican Party of San Diego County 

Alexander S. Balkin
Board Position: Director (term expires 11/27/20)
Command Inspector General, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center 

RCD Associate Directors

RCD Associate Board Members are non-voting members, who provide valuable technical assistance and relevant advice to the RCD Board of Directors.

D.K. Nasland
President, Nasland Engineering 

Jo MacKenzie
President/CEO, The MacKenzie Group

Julia Richards
Executive Officer, State of California – San Diego River Conservancy

Cody Petterson
Director, Sequoia Foundation


RCD Board Meetings

Board meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm at RCD of Greater San Diego County, 11769 Waterhill Road, Lakeside, CA 92040 (619-562-0096). Board Meeting agendas are posted here 72 hours prior to each meeting. Check the most recent Board Meeting agenda to confirm meeting date and location.


2018 RCD Board Meeting Dates:

January 9, 2018*                            July 10, 2018*

February 6, 2018                            August 7, 2018

March 6, 2018                                  September 4, 2018*

April 3, 2018                                      October 2, 2018

May 1, 2018                                       November 6, 2018

June 5, 2018                                      December 4, 2018**


*Meetings changed to second Tuesday of the month to accommodate holidays.

**December Board Meeting begins at 11:00 to accommodate the annual Holiday Luncheon.