By: O.C. Supervisor Shawn Nelson
At the last Brea City Council meeting Mayor Marty Simonoff announced that the Brea City Council unanimously voted to appoint Acting City Manager Bill Gallardo to fill the permanent City Manager position. The appointment is effective immediately.
The Brea City Council unanimously selected Bill for this assignment based on his 25 years of experience in Brea in various leadership roles. As part of Brea’s management team, Bill has demonstrated a collaborative, communicative leadership style, conservative financial management and an ability to focus on the future while taking care of the daily business of the City.
Gallardo had been serving as the Acting City Manager since his City Council appointment June 16 as a result of the retirement of former City Manager Tim O’Donnell. At that time, the City Council also selected Mayor Marty Simonoff and Mayor Pro Tem Christine Marick to serve on an Ad Hoc Committee with City Attorney Jim Markman to consider an employment contract for the permanent position.