Appointment fills vacancy left by Rockholm departure
Roseville, Calif.- The Roseville City Council selected Jim Gray as new Mayor, and added a new member with the appointment of Carol Garcia.
The special Wednesday meeting was held to fill the vacancy left by former Mayor Rocky Rockholm, who was sworn in to the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Monday.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as Mayor by my colleagues on the Council, and I look forward to serving the residents of Roseville,” said Gray, whose mayoral term will run through November 2008.
“We have great things ahead of us and we’re going to continue working hard to sustain the amazing quality of life Roseville is known for.”Jim Gray
Prior to being elected to council in 2002, Gray was a council member from 1996-1998. He also served twelve years on the Planning Commission, six years on the Parks and Recreation Commission and three years on the Grants Advisory Commission. Mayor Gray has been involved with numerous community organizations, ranging from coaching youth sports to the Roseville Rotary Club, Tommy Apostolos Fund Steering Committee and Roseville Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament Committee.
Gray, who is retired, served as the Personnel Director for Placer County. He received his Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Sacramento, and earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He has lived in Roseville for more than 30 years.
Carol Garcia currently serves as senior vice-president of Granite Community Bank, has served on the Public Utilities Commission since July 2006, and has been involved in several civic, nonprofit and community groups throughout the region. These include the City’s Grants Advisory Commission, the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County, and the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, of which Garcia is a past president. She also established the South Placer UCD Breast Cancer Endowment, is a graduate of Sacramento State University and a lifelong Roseville resident.
“Both Jim and Carol are deserving of their respective appointments,” said Craig Robinson, City Manager. “They bring outstanding credentials, skills, and a commitment to improving our quality of life. I look forward to working with the entire Council as we move the City’s vision forward.”
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