Trinity County is at a turning point!

We have important decisions to make that will shape the future of our communities for decades to come. I will work with you to ensure that the interests of county residents are reflected in the decisions made by our County Board of Supervisors.

Now, more than ever, we need to work together!


Action must be taken to protect the rights of county residents as we continue efforts to support economic growth. more info…


Responsible economic growth is essential to the future of our county. It doesn’t need to come at the expense of our quality of life. more info…


The quality and consistency of county services can and should improve. more info…


Comprehensive planning is required to ensure a better future. more info…


We can accomplish much more through active engagement of everyone impacted by our decisions. more info…


We need to create and sustain a healthy dialogue about our county’s future. more info…


Trust and politics shouldn’t have to be mutually exclusive. more info…

About Ric Leutwyler

Long-time fans of Trinity County, Ric and his wife, Sue have been visiting the area regularly for more than 20 years, and have been homeowners in Trinity County since 2008. Lewiston became their permanent place of residence in 2017. Ric has a long history of giving back – including his previous role as a member of Lewiston’s Volunteer Fire Department.

From advising executives, to leading both large and small businesses, Ric has held senior executive roles in a number of industries and with clients and team members located all over the globe. His board experience includes positions on both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  

Those who have worked closely with Ric acknowledge his strengths in strategy, building collaboration, and creating focus and momentum.




I’ve been blessed to spend time with so many talented people over the years.

Here is what a few had to say about our time together.

Starting a new company and bringing it to market is overwhelming. While there are thousands of books and online resources available, none have matched the impact from my personal interactions with Ric. He has tremendous vision, passion, expertise, and a genuine interest in our success. Our Board of Directors and investors were thankful that we were able to engage Ric to transfer his expertise and past experiences into my personal development as a new CEO.

Ric is thoughtful, strategic, and insightful. In addition to his involvement with my personal development, our team has benefited from his investment of time and his leadership in the strategic development of our company’s business.

I am thankful to have Ric as both a mentor and a great friend, and can now see first hand how he would positively impact any organization that he is involved with. If you company is searching for a thought leader who is strategic, passionate, and wants to achieve greatness, I recommend hiring Ric

Todd Arviso
Vice President Revenue Management
Americas at Hilton Worldwide

A rare and truly strategic leader. Ric has the knack for taking on dynamic and challenging situations and turning them around. Ric makes courageous decisions that have driven significant results both in reinventing service cultures and revamping global sales and service organization.

In addition, Ric has the ability to work in big, complex corporate environments while making his people feel connected and empowered as if it were a small organization. And he is fun, compassionate and a thinker

Renie Cavallari
Leadership Development
Strategic Consulting
Sales & Service Training

I worked with Ric during my tenure at Pegasus Solutions as VP Sales and Account Management Asia Pacific. As a direct report, he encourages you to constantly challenge yourself to reach your true potential. He was very supportive of his team and makes great efforts to engage team members in different countries and to understand the cultural differences. He took time to travel all over Asia Pacific with the team so he could personally hear from the customers and connect with them.

Ric also demonstrated a vast knowledge of the travel industry from both a sales and marketing perspective. He was excellent in creating PR opportunities and helped enhanced our company’s profile in the market. I have enjoyed knowing Ric as a friend and as a supervisor and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to an organization seeking a strong and experienced professional.

Christine Tan
Vice President, Sales Asia Pacific,
Trust International