C. Linda Barnes has served as the Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector since August 2007. Prior to her current appointment, Linda served as the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector for seven years. Before coming to the County in 2000, Linda enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the financial arena serving as a bank vice president and manager in Chico, Paradise, and Paradise Pines. Her twenty-plus years of banking experience in both commercial and consumer bank settings afforded her the opportunity to simultaneously manage multiple branches, take responsibility for a deposit base in excess of $200 million, and provide guidance to a large professional work force offering a full array of banking, investment and lending products.
Linda’s community service includes many years of membership as a Rotarian, a Quota Club International member and active involvement in the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, having served as a board member for all three service organizations. She has also served on the Boards of the Butte College Foundation, the Feather River Hospital Foundation and represented the Chico and Paradise Chambers of Commerce as an Ambassador.
Linda is presently an active member of the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collectors, the Government Finance Officers' Association, and the California Revenue Officers' Association.
Linda has long advocated excellence in the performance of duties and has successfully fostered an office culture of professionalism, teamwork and superior customer service. Linda endeavors, always, to ensure professional competence in investing, debt issuance, cash management, the receipt of property tax revenues and the collection of delinquent fines and fees. She is honored to be entrusted with the duties of her position and is committed to embracing fiscal conservatism and prudent investment philosophies in all business matters.