The Steveston Community Society (SCS) and the Richmond Agricultural & Industrial Society (RAIS) are community organizations directed by two boards of committed volunteers. Both society boards are comprised of the same directors but have distinct mission statements and goals and objectives. Both have a long history of serving the people of Steveston and Richmond.The SCS in conjunction with the City of Richmond staff directs the programs of the Steveston Community Centre. (SCC)  The RAIS works with the SCS and SCC to plan and coordinate events such as the Steveston Salmon Festival and the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market along with other community events and activities. Both societies maintain year-round and seasonal staff and a team of volunteers.