City Manager Bio

Laura S. GillLaura S. Gill has more than 27 years of experience in local government, including five years as the El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer.  Prior to her service in El Dorado County, she served the City of Durham, North Carolina for more than 15 years, where she held a variety of positions.

Laura’s leadership for the City of Elk Grove has resulted in national and statewide recognition for excellence in fiscal management and governmental budgeting.

Laura’s first assignment as City Manager was to balance a $210 million operating budget and lead more than 260 staff members through the worst economic downturn in our city’s history.  Laura’s skill set “growing up in the budget shop” was put to the test.

By limiting City spending and prudent planning, Laura has been able to establish a balanced, healthy budget that allows the City to provide high-quality services within our means. She planned and implemented budget plans that have not compromised the high level of service that Elk Grove citizens are accustomed to. Public safety and other fundamental services have remained at current levels since the beginning of the recession. While developing the City’s budgets, Laura has initiated an extensive public outreach program that has brought the community together to discuss budget priorities.

Stabilizing the budget has allowed Laura to concentrate on promoting economic development, supporting job creation, and improving customer service. Using existing resources, she has initiated multiple business and residential customer service programs that make City Hall an easier place to do business.

Laura obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University. In addition, Laura was named the Elk Grove Citizen’s 2010 Woman of the Year and an honorary member of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California.

When not at City Hall, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Nav, and her three children.

City Manager Contact Information
Laura S. Gill 
(916) 478-2200 (office)

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