Rural Community Builder Name:  Rico Gutierrez

Community: Yreka, CA

Role: Case Manager/ Crisis worker

Recognized by:  Melissa Duke

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Kind

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: This person goes above and beyond to make people feel heard and appreciated. This person advocates for the mentally ill and homeless in his community. This person never asks for anything in return and humbly without fail, recognizes each individual as a special person. This person has a heart of gold and will give you the last that he has to see you smile. This person shows up each day making a difference in the lives of others. This person does so much of it on his own time and out of the goodness of his heart. This person’s name is Rico Gutierrez. He is my friend, and he is amazing.