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Gilroy City Hall. Photo: Erik Chalhoub

Mayor, city administrator to discuss council priorities

The public is invited to join Mayor Marie Blankley for Conversation and Coffee on Feb. 4 at 9:30am in the Council Chambers at 7351 Rosanna St. 

This month, Blankley will be joined by City Administrator Jimmy Forbis for a conversation about the strategic planning process and the priorities that will direct city staff for the next two years.

To request Spanish language interpretation services for this meeting, contact [email protected] a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting.

To learn more about the potential Council priorities for Fiscal Years 2023 and 2025, visit

Farm Bureau now accepting applications for scholarships

Applications are now available for the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau and American AgCredit’s Linda L. Lester Scholarships.

A total of $32,000 will be awarded to 2023 recipients. The scholarships are for local high school seniors and college students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and plan to major in agriculture, such as agricultural business, forestry, viticulture, animal science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural engineering, agricultural education, agricultural communications, food science and others.

Recipients of the scholarship will receive annual payments determined by their length of time remaining in college, up to four years. In order to receive annual payments, recipients must provide transcripts from the previous school year and enrollment verification for the upcoming school year. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained throughout the payment schedule.

Applications include an instruction form, brief list of questions, transcripts, personal statement and two letters of recommendation. 

Once all applications have been received, students will be contacted by the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau to set up an interview with the Farm Bureau’s scholarship committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by phone or email following the interviews. 

Monetary awards will be mailed directly to the recipient’s college or university once school begins.

Applications are available on the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau website at

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 17.

To request an application, check with your school’s office that handles scholarships;

or text your email address with the words “Farm Bureau Scholarship” to 831.818.1193;

or email the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau at [email protected].

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