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Bob Williams

  • Former Tehama County Supervisor - District 4

  • Rural Advancement Institute Director

  • Former Rural County Representatives of California Chair


A fifth generation Tehama County farmer and rancher, Bob Williams was born and raised in Corning.

After graduating from Corning High School in 1975, Bob attended and graduated from CSU, Chico in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration. 


In June of 1980, Bob went into partnership with his father in operating Williams Ranch and in 1995, became managing General Partner. In 2002, Bob graduated from the California Agricultural Leadership Program, as a proud member of Class 31. He is also a graduate of the Great Valley Center Leadership Institute, as well as an Institute Fellow of the California State Association of Counties Leadership Institute.


In his public life, Bob has served in leadership positions on the Corning Recreation Commission, Tehama County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, USDA Farm Service Agency Tehama County Committee, Thomes Creek Water District Board of Directors, Tehama Colusa Canal Authority Board of Directors, and the Corning High School Board of Trustees.


In June of 2006, Bob was elected to his first term as District 4 Supervisor of the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and went on to serve four terms (16 years). During his tenure, Bob was selected by his fellow Board members to serve as Chairman in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. Bob retired from the Tehama County Board in December of 2022.


Among his duties as Supervisor, Bob served on numerous local committees and commissions, and was Tehama County’s representative on the Boards of Directors for both the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). Bob served as Chairman of RCRC in 2017 and served as a member of the Executive Committees of both organizations for a number of years.


Bob and his wife Candy have been married since 1978 and have 2 children, Robert and Jennifer, as well as 7 grandchildren.  In his spare time, Bob enjoys remodeling homes, golfing, traveling, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

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