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Vice Mayor Jill Gayaldo


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Appointed to fill out a vacant seat on the Rocklin City Council, Jill Gayaldo successfully ran in 2018 and was named as mayor in 2021. She ran for reelected in November 2022 and won a new term through 2026.

“I am honored to serve the community of Rocklin, a city that has been home to the Gayaldo family for just over 100 years. I hope to honor the legacy of my late father-in-law Andreas Gayaldo, who also served nearly 20 years on the Rocklin City Council, beginning in 1948,” Gayaldo said. She retired in 2018 as the director of transportation for the Elk Grove Unified School District, where she oversaw a department with more than 200 employees and an annual budget of approximately $14 million.

Gayaldo has a long history of community leadership, having served as president of the school site council at Del Oro High School, as inaugural co-chair of the Rocklin Christmas tree lighting event, and as a member of numerous organizations including the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. 

First elected: 2018

Alma maters: Weber State University

Notable quotes:
“Let’s recognize not just the people who did something great for the year but for those groups and individuals that came before to build the City’s groundwork. If you were a stranger and came to Rocklin, we want you to see a tapestry describing what made this City the way it is. That’s the intent behind this [Wall of Recognition]: you can walk up to it and learn about how we got to where we are.” (Source: Roseville Today)

“A big part of my motivation is that a lot of the people here are new and I feel like I can be that link from where we came from, what we did and now how we can get going. If I screw this up, my family will never let me live it down.” (Source: Gold Country Media)

Board and committee assignments: The boards of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, and Rocklin’s Art Task Force.

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