Supervisors honor Fenton upon retirement


The Colusa County Board of Supervisors honored William E. “Bill” Fenton during last week’s meeting for his time at the helm of Colusa County’s Probation Department.

Fenton is set to retire after serving as Colusa County’s Chief Probation Officer for more than six years. He was appointed by Colusa County Board of Supervisors in Sept. 2012, having previously worked in the probation departments for Los Angeles, Alameda, and Solano counties.

“This has been my best experience by far,” Fenton said.

In their proclamation, the board credited Fenton for keeping a watchful eye on the Tri-Counties Juvenile Detention Facility construction project, implementing new programs due to Criminal Justice Realignment – including the creation of a day reporting center – and working diligently to keep the youth of Colusa County moving in a positive direction with the continuation of the Girls Circle and Boys Council.

Fenton said his plans for retirement are to spend more time with his wife and grandchildren, and watching baseball.

After receiving the proclamation from Board Chair Gary Evans, Fenton thanked his staff, as well as the current and previous board for affording him the opportunity to work not only for them, but also the people of Colusa County. Fenton added that while he plans to do some traveling after retiring, he will still be spending time in Colusa County.

Outside of work, Fenton is active in Colusa Rotary, and is a past president of the club.

Fenton helped organize Colusa Rotary’s ‘Peace Officer of the Year Awards’ in recent years, and was a driving force behind the successful joint effort between Colusa Rotary and Lions Club to salvage ‘Christmas Tyme in Colusa’ in 2016.

Brian Pearson is the former Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects included reporting local government and the sports page.