Meet the Council

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Mayor Bill Halldin

Bill Halldin
Mayor

Bill Halldin was elected in to the Rocklin City Council in November 2018 after finishing with the most votes for Council in the election. He is serving his first term as Mayor through Dec. 2022. 

Bill and his wife, Susan, moved to Rocklin in 1999 to raise their family and launch a small business, Halldin Public Relations.

Bill led the award-winning business for 20 years, growing the business and setting a culture for giving back to the community. Halldin PR was repeatedly listed as one of the region’s top corporate supporters to non-profit organizations. Bill now serves as a senior leader in media relations for a large financial services company.

Bill’s commitment to giving back to the community has included leadership in local non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the boards of the Placer Feed My Starving Children MobilePack and Blue Line Arts and previously served as a Sierra College Trustee, chairman of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Sierra College Foundation. He is a past board member for the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation, Roseville Chamber of Commerce, and William Jessup University Community Relations Council. William Jessup University honored Bill with its Faith & Service Award and in 2018 the Roseville Chamber awarded him its Edward M. Friedman Award for Community Service.

As a City Councilmember, he also serves on the Western Placer Waste Management Authority Board of Directors, the Placer County Economic Development Commission and the Rocklin Architectural Review Commission. He is an alternate on the board of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.  

Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale University.

Bill and Susan have two children: Kathryn, a graduate of Whitney High School and Wheaton College who is now studying to become a Physician Assistant; and Michael, a Whitney High School graduate.

Phone: (916) 718-1251
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Vice-Mayor Ken Broadway

Ken Broadway
Vice-Mayor

Ken Broadway was elected in November 2016 to his first term on City Council and served as Mayor in 2018. 

Ken has lived in Rocklin for eighteen years.  His community leadership experience includes serving as the Community Representative for the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation, secretary for the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation, President of the Rocklin Girls Fast Pitch Softball League, as well as serving on the Rocklin Parks and Recreation Commission and the Rocklin Planning Commission.

Ken is also a graduate of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rocklin program, and he now participates as a member of the steering committee for that program, as well as having served as an honorary Chamber of Commerce board member. 

Ken has worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) since 1986, and he is currently a Corporate Pricing Manager.  He holds bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.  

(916) 801-5625
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Councilmember Jill Gayaldo

Jill Gayaldo
Councilmember

Jill Gayaldo was elected to serve on the Rocklin City Council in 2018, and served as Mayor in 2021. 

“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,” Mayor Gayaldo said. 

“I believe my experience as a Rocklin small business owner, long-time resident, and former commercial landlord provide me with a well-rounded view to tackle the challenges we face this year. I look forward to continuing to do all we can to provide the highest quality police, fire, and parks service to our residents and to support our local small businesses, that are the backbone of our economy.”

Gayaldo 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. She is well known in the school transportation industry for championing clean air and working to introduce alternative fuels, including renewable diesel, propane, and the first all-electric school buses in the region. Elk Grove Unified honored Gayaldo with their administrator of the year award and the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition honored her with their lifetime achievement award.

In addition to her position as mayor, Gayaldo also represents Rocklin on 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. 

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, the Rocklin Historical Society, Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido, and the “Rediscover Rocklin” business development group. She is also a graduate of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy.

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Greg Janda, Councilmember

Greg Janda
Councilmember

Greg Janda was elected to the Rocklin City Council in 2012 and will serve as Mayor in 2020. Janda also served as mayor in 2016.

Since 1997, Greg has owned and operated his own technology design firm. His professional career spans 32 years in the technology industry working for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from San Jose State University.

Greg is a 2005 graduate of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rocklin Program and has served on the Steering Committee for the program since 2005, helping to guide more than a dozen participants each year as they prepare themselves for leadership positions. He has been an active community volunteer, serving at various Chamber events: Scramble for Scholars, Hot Chili & Cool Cars, the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, at his local church and with his children’s school and sports teams.

Appointments Include:

  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Lincoln Borders Committee
  • Loomis Borders Committee
  • Pioneer Community Energy Board
  • Placer County Flood Control and Drainage District Board
  • Rocklin Chamber Government Affairs Committee
  • Rocklin School District – City Coordinating Committee
  •  United Auburn Indian Community – City Committee

Greg and his wife, Kristin, have two children in Rocklin schools.

(916) 577-1042
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Paul Ruhkala, Councilmember

Paul Ruhkala
Councilmember

The Rocklin City Council unanimously appointed longtime Rocklin resident and businessman Paul Ruhkala to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the City Council during a special meeting on August 18.

Ruhkala will serve until the certification of the Special Election on November 8, 2022, wherein a candidate will be elected to fill the position. Ruhkala is not running in the election.

The Ruhkala family has been working in Rocklin’s granite industry since the late 1800s and Paul has lived in Rocklin his entire life. Paul is the owner of Ruhkala Granite and Marble Co., serving the community for over 100 years.

His community leadership experience includes 18 years on the Rocklin Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission, 15 years on Rocklin’s Board of Appeals, and five years on the board of the former Rocklin Redevelopment Agency. He has also served as president for the Rocklin and South Placer Rotary Clubs, and the Granite Trade Association.  

“Over the past two decades, I have served the Rocklin community in several different roles,” Ruhkala said. “I believe in making lasting changes and being a part of the City Council will allow me to assist in driving our community toward a better future.”