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 (Retired)

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

Jordan Gascon
Board Position: Director (term expires 11/25/22)
Profession: Executive Director, Republican Party of San Diego County                                                     

Cody Petterson
Board Position: Director (term expires 11/25/22)
Profession: Sequoia Foundation Director

Two board seats are currently open

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

RCD Board Meetings

Board meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm at several locations throughout San Diego County. 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.


2019 RCD Board Meeting Dates:

January 8, 2019                             No July meeting

February 5, 2019                            August 6, 2019

March 5, 2019                                  September 10, 2019*

April 2, 2019                                      October 1, 2019

May 7, 2019                                       November 5, 2019

June 4, 2019                                      December 3, 2019**


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

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