Administration Department

The Administration Department provides strategic leadership and professional management to the City government organization and works with the City Council to develop and implement its policies to maintain and enhance Gilroy’s quality of life.

The City Administrator is directly responsible for the implementation of Council policies. The Administration Department oversees the following programs, services, and projects:


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  • Direct and coordinate department operations
  • Facilitate community and intergovernmental relations
  • Coordinate communications and engagement
  • Foster economic development
  • Develop emergency preparedness programs and policies
  • Administer the CDBG Funds through Housing and Community Development
  1. Photography of Jimmy Forbis

    Jimmy Forbis

    City Administrator
    Phone: (408) 846-0202

  2. Bryce Atkins

    Senior Management Analyst
    Phone: 408-846-0210

  3. Rachelle Bedell

    Communication and Engagement Manager
    Phone: (408) 846-0443

  4. Karine Decker

    Management Analyst - Economic Development
    Phone: 408-846-0207