Mayor Gray has been involved in Roseville city government for more than two decades serving two years on the Personnel Board, six years as a Park and Recreation Commissioner, 12 years on the Planning Commission, and three years as a charter member of the Grants Advisory Commission. He also served as an appointed Councilmember from July 1996 to November 1998 following the resignation of former Mayor Mel Hamel.
Councilmember Gray’s community involvement is quite extensive. He is a member of and actively involved in the Roseville Rotary Club, Tommy Apostolos Fund Steering Committee and the Roseville Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament Committee. He is also a member of the Performing Arts of Roseville and has participated in the annual Roseville Host Lions’ Club Christmas basket delivery program. He is President of the Placer County Fair Board of Directors, and is currently serving his second term.
Jim is also the President of the Wolverine Athletic Association and the 2008 Sierra College Alumni Legacy Award Recipient.
Jim has served as a Pop Warner Football Coach, Senior Little League Coach, Cirby School PTA President, and was the first President of the Folsom Road Neighborhood Association.
Jim's professional experience includes thirty years of service to county residents. He spent four years managing the County Special Districts in the Placer County Public Works Department and served 22 years with the Placer County Personnel Department; the last six years of his career with the County, he was the Personnel Director. Prior to joining the Placer County Personnel Department, Councilmember Gray spent four years managing the Contra Costa County Probation Department administrative functions. In addition to his civic activities and career responsibilities, Councilmember Gray taught management classes at Sierra College for 15 years.
Mayor Gray received his Associate Degree from Sierra College and a Bachelor’s of Science from California State University, Sacramento. Councilmember Gray received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.
Originally from Grass Valley, Jim and his wife Judi have lived in Roseville for more than 32 years. They have one daughter, Kristin. Jim enjoys golf, skiing, racquetball, hiking, and reading.
Favorite Class: Anthropology
Favorite Teacher: Dr. Berutti
Fondest Memory: 1961 Football Championship