Bill Gallardo was named Brea City Manager on July 4, 2015 after serving as Assistant City Manager for one year.
As the City Manager, Bill is the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, accountable to the City Council. The Manager serves as an adviser to the City Council on policy items impacting the Brea Community and the city organization. The City Manager appoints the City's executive directors and is responsible for ensuring that City services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with council policies. The City Manager is responsible submitting the City's budget and its implementation in support of City Council goals.
In addition, Bill is active in several professional groups benefiting the City of Brea: The North Orange County Cities Coalition, the Orange County City Manager Association and the International City Managers Association.
Formerly with the City of Walnut, Bill started his career in Brea on April 16, 1990 as an Administrative Assistant. He was promoted to Finance Manager in 1990 and to the Finance Director in August 2004.
In May 2010, as part of the reorganization plan to streamline City operations, an Administrative Services Department was created that consolidated the former Financial Services Department, the City Clerk’s Office, Human Resources, and the Information Technology Division. As the Administrative Services Director, Bill oversaw the Administrative, Revenue, Accounting/Auditing, Purchasing, Information Technology, Human Resources and City Clerk’s Divisions.
Bill was a member of the California Municipal Revenue Tax Association, the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Association and the California Municipal Treasurers Association. Bill is also a California Certified Municipal Treasurer having completed his certification requirements in 2001 and again in 2005 and 2010.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.