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.