About Us

Mission Statement

To protect and enhance the viability of California’s citrus growers.


  • Credibly represent the needs of the California’s citrus growers to state and federal elected officials and policy makers.
  • Foster communication and cooperation between all segments of the citrus industry.
  • Deliver relevant, timely, and unbiased information to the membership.

Our Members

Our members are citrus growers.  Collectively they grow oranges, lemons, mandarins, and grapefruit across roughly 250,000 acres in California.  They provide Californian’s and the world with the highest quality fresh citrus, are a critical economic sector for our rural communities, and provide ladders of opportunities for their hard working employees and their families.

Our History

California Citrus Mutual was founded by growers in 1977 as a non-profit trade association and is headquartered in Exeter, California.  These growers understood that a collective and cohesive voice would help them overcome the significant challenges that faced the industry at the time.  Over the years, our mission has expanded to meet the changing needs of the industry. Watch the video below to learn how California Citrus Mutual got its start from some of the people who were there.


  • Casey Creamer
    Casey Creamer President / CEO
  • Jacob Villagomez
    Jacob Villagomez Director, Governmental Affairs
  • Diane Guinn
    Diane Guinn Office Manager
  • Barbara O’Dell
    Barbara O’Dell Membership Coordinator
  • Abby Peltzer
    Abby Peltzer Communications Manager

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