Maria De Leon has 20 years of experience in local government. She is currently the Director of the Recreation Department for the City of Gilroy. Prior to this appointment, Maria held management positions with the City of Hollister and the City of San Jose. Maria’s background and experience includes community organizing, neighborhood revitalization, planning and land use implementation, public administration and leadership development.
Maria has a BA from San Jose State University in Public Relations and a Minor in Sociology, along with a Planning and Land Use Certificate from UC Davis.