Jaclyn Mattson: Thank You and Happy Retirement!

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018

Jaclyn Mattson - Farewell - 2In January 2014, Community Action Agency of Butte County was fortunate enough to acquire Jaclyn Mattson as the new Executive Assistant. Over that last 4 years we have gotten to know and appreciate her deeply. Jaclyn recently joined her husband in retirement and is looking forward to the next chapter in their lives.

Originally from Indiana, Jaclyn married her high school sweetheart over 42 years ago and they now have two grown daughters and six grandchildren, the newest edition arrived in January. As excited as Jaclyn is to retire and spend more time with her husband and grandchildren, she says she will miss working at CAA.

It’s always hard to let go of something you love doing, and the reward is seeing the results from the support you provide to help the staff and the agency be successful in providing the much needed services to the community!  I’m so proud of what Community Action stands for!  Working here has completely changed my view of homelessness and poverty. 

The efforts of this agency, and in collaboration with many other service providers in the county, are evident in the programs we offer, whether through the North State Food Bank, the transitional housing program (Esplanade House), or through our Energy and Environmental Services (Utility assistance, weatherizing homes, etc.).  It has been so rewarding and so amazing to be part of a community that responds to those who are in challenging situations, not because of choice, but due to circumstances they have no control over, and seeing the success stories of so many who needed these services to achieve self-sufficiency. Thomas Tenorio, our CEO, leads by example, with passion, dedication, commitment, and integrity, developing programs, paths, and funding opportunities that bring these services to the community.  It has been such an honor to be a on his staff, supporting his efforts and the efforts of the staff as a whole. CAA lives up to their motto:  Helping People.  Changing Lives.

My most memorable experience since being on staff with CAA was the invitation to sing the National Anthem at the 2015 Community Action Partnership’s Annual Convention held in San Francisco that year.  What an amazing experience!

 Jaclyn Mattson, Executive Assistant

We will miss seeing Jaclyn every day, but are also excited for her to enjoy a new phase in her life. Jaclyn's hard work and dedication is appreciated and her efforts will continue to make a difference for years to come. Thank you, Jaclyn.


Since 1967, the Community Action Agency of Butte County has been serving the needs of the region in alignment with the charter of the National Community Action Agencies overarching goal: To alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty by whatever means necessary in your community. As Butte County CAA, we provide hope to people struggling with poverty to become more self-sustaining by meeting tangible needs in the areas of energy savings, affordable food, and housing. Connect with us to find out how you can get involved.