The County of Colusa, nestled in the heart of the Sacramento Valley approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento and 100 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a vibrant community rich in history and tradition, and offering a wonderful environment in which to live, work and play. The County, with approximately 22,000 residents, includes two incorporated cities: Colusa, which is the county seat, and Williams. The local economy is largely agriculturally based, producing crops valued at more than $900 million each year and exporting farm commodities throughout the United States and to about seventy countries worldwide.
County government business is still conducted within the antebellum court house which was built in 1861 and has operated continuously ever since. The County’s annual General Fund budget is approximately $33 million; the total budget is about $95 million. The workforce is comprised of approximately 380 full-time equivalent positions that are assigned to five represented bargaining units.
Colusa County also offers many diverse outdoor recreational opportunities and is considered to be a sportsman’s paradise. The Sacramento River meanders through the County. Portions of five national protected areas are located within the county: Butte Sink Wildlife Refuge, Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, Mendocino National Forest, and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Recreational opportunities such as hiking, bird watching, camping, and water sports abound. The Sacramento River and local lakes, offer world class fishing.