Photo: Gonzales City Manager, Rene Mendez
City Manager, René Mendez, joins the conversation and brings his remarkable perspective on leadership. In the episode, he discusses the ‘Gonzales Way’ and the importance of access (for example, to technology and healthcare).
Important
In response to the national coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Gonzales has declared a local State of Emergency.
Monterey County Resolution RWJF Award
Monterey County Board of Supervisors commends the City of Gonzales for winning the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. City Councilmember Paul Miller and City Manager Rene Mendez accepted the official Resolution. 
Mother Reading to her child
Gonzales is one of five winners of the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity.
two people walking in a field in Gonzales
Gonzales is one of just five winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Culture of Health" Prize.
Cindy Aguilaar in Sacramento
Youth Commissioner Cindy Aguilar will represent California in the United States Senate Youth Program.  California Superintendent of Education Appointed Cindy Aguilar to represent California at a meeting of the state board of education on January 9th in Sacramento. 
Monterey County EMS Logo
Monterey County Establishes Ambulance Service through an Exclusive Operating Area. There will be a new contract for ambulance service in most of Monterey County. The new contract will be developed after the Request for Proposals (RFP). The announcement with dates is attached.
group of kids at soccer field
Joe Matthew's article from the Salinas Californian about Gonzales' priority on youth. If all of California puts kids first, it would look like Gonzales.  Read the complete article and the rest of the Californian.