The Mission of the City Manager/City Clerk is to support the Vision and Mission of the City by providing professional leadership, develop innovative approaches and creative partnerships in the management of the City, and execution of City Council policies.  This will be done by always holding to the highest ideals of public service and ethics.


The City Manager’s Office is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City responsible for overseeing and managing all the activities of the City.  In addition, the City Manager is also the Personnel Director, City Clerk, and Director of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency, Finance Director, Risk Manager, and oversees and manages the budget.

City Manager- Trevin Barber:

Trevin has over twelve years of diverse municipal management experience. His professional journey is defined by innovative policy initiatives, successful economic development projects, and focused community engagement. Trevin has had a hand in preparing award winning budgets, financial audits, digitalization / smart city projects, energy programs and microgrids, complex cannabis policies, water agreements, and large developments. These include the attraction of BYD USA’s first North American manufacturing plant and a predictive analytics program in partnership with Alphabet Inc. He has a successful track record of maintaining a customer-oriented, business friendly approach to the delivery of efficient and effective city services with measurable results-oriented outcomes.

Trevin received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield, as a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. Trevin is also an Eagle Scout with Scouts BSA and an active Den Leader for Pack 455.


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Gonzales City Codes

The Gonzales City Code is current through Ordinance 2017-103, passed October 16, 2017.

Disclaimer: The City Clerk's Office has the official version of the Gonzales City Code. Users should contact the City Clerk's Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above.