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The City of Gilroy is located 28 miles south of San Jose in one of the fastest growing counties in California. It is a developing community in transition with a current population of 55,936.
The small family farms of the past have given way to sophisticated seed culture, high tech food processing, recreational shopping, distribution, and modern wine production. Gilroy is also home to the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park. With its Mediterranean climate, mild temperatures, and an abundance of award-winning parks, Gilroy will win your heart! Gilroy is situated in the Santa Clara Valley, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and strategically located at the junction of two key highways: U.S. 101 and U.S. 152. Gilroy is within a 1/2 hour drive of the Silicon Valley.
Gilroy's claim to fame is being the "Garlic Capital of the World" where each year Gilroy plays host to over 135,000 visitors at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The enormously successful Gilroy Garlic Festival is held at the end of July and utilizes 4,000 local volunteers. The City is also known for its award winning parks, golf courses and recreation programs.
Our mature neighborhoods blend well with new homes to create an excellent residential atmosphere, served by nearby schools, parks and churches. Gilroy also offers a County Library, a modern community hospital, as well as a Community College. Overall, Gilroy is an ideally located city which makes it an excellent place to live and work.
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Gilroy is a full-service City and includes the departments of Administration, Community Development, Finance/Information Technology, Fire, Human Resources/Risk Management, Police, Public Works, and Recreation. Gilroy’s organizational core values are based on teamwork, excellence in the work performed, innovation, ethics, integrity, vision, responsibility, and community spirit. These values support the organization’s focus on customer service and protection of the Gilroy community so as to continuously improve the quality of life for Gilroy residents.
Please consider the City of Gilroy in your future career endeavors!
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