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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: Susan@visitgilroy.com

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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!

Our Staff

Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson

Executive Director

Frank oversees all Visit Gilroy operations, communications, advertising, marketing, social media, and community partnerships. Frank has traveled extensively and brings over 10 years of tourism experience to his role as leader of Gilroy’s destination marketing organization. He is passionate about all that Gilroy has to offer—from wonderful foods and wines to the city’s proximity to hiking, coastal destinations, and other attractions.

Susan Childers

Susan Childers

Welcome Center Manager

Susan has lived in Gilroy for over 25 years and previously worked at American Express, Knotts Berry Farm, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, and Gilroy Unified School District. She has had the “travel bug” since she was a child and has visited 33 states plus Canada, Australia, and Vietnam. She loves welcoming people from all over the world to Gilroy.

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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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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

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Trevor Van Laar

Board Member

Gilroy Garlic Festival