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September 28, 2023

Gonzales city manager exits after just 4 months

Barber to focus on family and finance career, city officials announce

GONZALES — Gonzales City Manager Trevin Barber has left his position with the City of Gonzales after just four months.

According to a City news release last week, Barber departed to focus his career on finance and economic development while spending more time with his family. His last day was May 19.

“We support Mr. Barber’s desire to pursue more time with his family; we all understand the importance of family,” said Mayor Jose Rios.

Gonzales City Council appointed Barber as city manager in January. 

Barber’s tenure was marked by advancing an agricultural resource mitigation ordinance, which requires developers to provide a 1:1 easement to conserve agricultural land. He was also involved in an economic development project for a new fresh vegetable processing facility.

“Without the guidance and support of the mayor, councilmembers and other elected officials, with whom I have had the pleasure of collaborating, as well as the dedication and hard work of our amazing city staff, none of these achievements would have been possible,” Barber said in the release. “Being a part of this great diverse City has been an honor for me, and I wish them all the best.”

The City Council will now begin the process to find his replacement.

“The future is bright for the City of Gonzales; there’s no doubt about that,” Rios added. “We appreciate Mr. Barber’s time with us and wish him the best.”

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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