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California Welcome Center Gilroy

Whether you’re just visiting Gilroy for the day or plan to stay awhile, make the California Welcome Center Gilroy your first stop in town. Our staff can provide helpful maps and guides to help you make the most of your time in Gilroy!

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We’re also a great place to shop for unique Gilroy gifts and souvenirs. Be sure to ask for a free “Gilroy Goodie Bag,” which includes fun mementos and coupon offerings from local wineries.

California Welcome Center Gilroy

8155-6 Arroyo Circle
Located in Gilroy Premium Outlets
Building A (close to Forever 21)
Gilroy, CA 95020

Monday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM

408.842.6436
Email: [email protected]

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About Visit Gilroy

Visit Gilroy is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting Gilroy as a tourist destination. Visit Gilroy operates the California Welcome Center Gilroy, which provides a centralized source of local knowledge and information for visitors, residents, travel agents, and media. Conveniently located in Gilroy Premium Outlets, the Welcome Center is also a great place to find unique Gilroy gifts and souvenirs!

Visit Gilroy is currently hiring for an Executive Director. Click here for more details

Our Staff

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Jane Howard

Executive Director

Jane oversees all Visit Gilroy operations, communications, advertising, marketing, social media, and community partnerships. A resident of Gilroy for over 35 years, Jane is an active member of the local community and has served as executive director of the Gilroy Visitors’ Bureau (now operating as the California Welcome Center Gilroy) since 2005.

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Pam Gimenez

Visitor Service Manager

Pam is a third-generation Gilroyan, and she loves to meet and greet visitors who come in to the California Welcome Center Gilroy. She previously worked for Michael Bonfante at corporate headquarters for Nob Hill Foods during the creation and development of what is now Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park.

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Board of Directors

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Kurt Michielssen

Chair

Pinnacle Bank

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Eric Gebhardt

Vice-Chair

Hampton Inn & Suites

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Tom Cline

Secretary

Gilroy Garlic Festival

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Karine Decker

Treasurer

City of Gilroy

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Vic Vanni

Past Chair

Solis Winery

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Brent Bonino

Board Member

LJB Farms

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Don Delorenzo

Board Member

Gilroy Golf Course

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Michael Fulcher

Board Member

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Zach Hilton

Board Member

City of Gilroy

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Sara Lira

Board Member

Gilroy Premium Outlets Representative

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Chantelle Mace

Board Member

Calerrain Wine

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Nancy Maciel

Board Member

Gilroy Downtown Business Association

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Jeanine Olsen

Board Member

CMAP

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Mary Pastorini

Board Member

Hilton Garden Inn

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Mike Patel

Board Member

Best Western Forest Park Inn

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Dave Peoples

Board Member

Retired

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Luca Rutigliano

Board Member

Cordevalle

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Adam Sanchez

Board Member

The Milias Restaurant