Linda Barton
Senior Advisor

Linda Barton


Bachelors Degree in Sociology – Colorado College (1971); Master of Public Administration – University of Colorado (1975)

  • ICMA Credentialed City Manager

About Linda

Linda has over 35 years of leadership and management experience in local and state government. She served in Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota, Texas, and California. She was City Manager in Burnsville, Minnesota; Bedford, Texas; and Livermore, California. She also served as Deputy City Manager in Corvallis, Oregon and Bellevue, Washington and Assistant to the City Manager in Lakewood, Colorado. Additionally, she served as Commissioner of Employee Relations for the State of Minnesota.

Linda has expertise in executive coaching, executive performance evaluation, strategic planning, and team building. She has provided these services to the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, Berkeley, and San Leandro and in Monterey County in California. She has also worked with Cedar Park, Texas and Maricopa County, Arizona.

Linda is an ICMA credentialed manager and received the Distinguished Service Award from ICMA and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women Leading Government in California. She served as President of the Alameda County California City Management Association, President of the California City Management Association, and President of the California Redevelopment Association. She has also served as a member on numerous committees of ICMA over her 35 years of active membership.

Linda has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder.