Jimmy Forbis

On Monday, October 5, 2020 Gilroy City Council appointed Jimmy Forbis to City Administrator. Jimmy Forbis has been serving as Interim City Administrator since March.

Jimmy Forbis is originally from Wichita, Kansas and lived in California for almost twenty years  He has spent the last four years as the Finance Director/City Treasurer for the City of Gilroy, California.

Mr. Forbis has 17 years of municipal experience, previously serving as the Finance Director in Monterey, California, Utilities Business and Budget Manager for the City of Morgan Hill, California and as a Management Analyst in San Mateo County, California. He is a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) accreditation program.

He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University and performed his undergraduate work in Recreation Administration at the University of Kansas/Missouri Western State University.