Tami Ritter



Super­vi­sor, Butte Coun­ty Board of Super­vi­sors, Dis­trict 3

Tami Rit­ter serves as a Butte Coun­ty super­vi­sor for Dis­trict 3. She for­mer­ly served on the Chico City Coun­cil from 2012 – 2016.

As a pro­fes­sion­al medi­a­tor, Tami has worked exten­sive­ly with fam­i­lies and non­prof­its, help­ing to resolve con­flict, to con­nect peo­ple with avail­able com­mu­ni­ty resources, and to address struc­tur­al inequities.

Tami holds two master’s degrees: one in devel­op­men­tal psy­chol­o­gy and anoth­er in restora­tive jus­tice. She is the found­ing exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Tor­res Com­mu­ni­ty Shel­ter and the for­mer direc­tor of Glenn Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Fam­i­ly Court Ser­vices and has more than twen­ty 20 years’ expe­ri­ence in social ser­vices. Tami is a train­er for the Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute for Restora­tive Prac­tices and for Nur­tured Heart Approach.

She is invest­ed in see­ing Butte Coun­ty devel­op in a thought­ful and strate­gic man­ner in which we pro­tect our nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment, address the high inci­dence of Adverse Child­hood Expe­ri­ences, and ensure the well-being of future Butte Coun­ty residents.

As a coun­ty super­vi­sor, she con­tin­ues to embrace the same fis­cal­ly pru­dent val­ues: to work dili­gent­ly to pro­tect the North State’s water inter­ests and our valu­able agri­cul­tur­al land; to increase col­lab­o­ra­tion between coun­ty and city gov­ern­ments in order to address our hous­ing cri­sis, men­tal health ser­vice gaps, emer­gency pre­pared­ness; and to sup­port respon­si­ble and sus­tain­able development.