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Butte County Association of Governments

Butte County Association of Governments

About BCAG

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Who Are We?


Originally formed in 1969, the Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) between the County of Butte and the Cities of Biggs, Gridley, Oroville, Chico and the Town of Paradise. 

BCAG is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors comprised of one representative from each of the five county districts and the five incorporated municipalities located within the political boundres of Butte County, California. These municiaplities include the Cities of Biggs (population of 1,852), Gridley (population of 6,402), Oroville (population of 19,440 - also the County Seat), and Chico (population of 110,326) and the Town of Paradise (population of 4,631). Unincorporated Butte County has a population of 67,640. This makes the total population of Butte County 210,291. 
Agency Roles and Responsibilities


  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA)
  • Butte Regional Transit Policy Board and Operator (BRT/B-Line)
            Visit to learn more about public transit in Butte County. 
  • Area Wide Clearinghouse
  • Census Affiliate Data Center
  • Butte Regional Transportation Corporation (BRTC)


Board of Directors and Board Meeting information can be found here: Board of Directors.


BCAG Staff


To contact any staff member by phone, please call (530) 809-4616.


Department Name Title
Capital Projects & Facilities Andy Newsum Executive Director
  Mike Garzoli Facilities Manager
Human Resources & Administrative Services Cheryl Massae HR Director
  Ashley Carriere Administrative Assistant
Transit Administration & Operations Sara Cain Transit Manager
  Victoria Proctor Associate Planner
  Amy White Assistant Planner
Transportation Planning Chris Devine Planning Director
  Brian Lasagna Regional Analyst
Transportation Programming Iván García Programming Director
Finanaical & Accounting Julie Quinn Chief Fiscal Officer
  Sandra Welge Accounting Clerk


Where Are We? 


BCAG is located at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico, Ca, 95928.


For directions and general contact information about BCAG, please visit these pages.



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