Dennis Brazil was elected as Mayor in late 2010 and took office in early 2011. Prior to his election as Mayor he served on the Gustine Airport Commission. Mayor Brazil has also served (or is currently serving) on the Downtown Revitalization Committee, 4th of July Park Committee, State Route 140 Transportation Enhancement Plan Committee and the Merced Area Crime Stoppers Board. For the past 20 years Mayor Brazil has been employed by Kagome Inc. as an Operations Manager. In addition to his day job, Mayor Brazil also owns and operates a fitness center in Gustine “The Body Shop” which was established in 2007. Mayor Brazil is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley, primarily living in Los Banos prior to moving to Gustine. Mayor Brazil’s family has been in the Agricultural Industry for over 48 years and Dennis began working in the family business when he was 16. Mayor Brazil has two children, Alyssa and Kyle and two grandchildren Shelby and Michael. Mayor Brazil’s hobbies include gardening, bike riding, golfing, swimming, water skiing, exercising, antique cars, motorcycles as well as meeting and having conversations with people.
Mayor Pro Tempore
Joe Oliveira was appointed to the City Council in 1999 and was elected to office in the year 2000. He was then re-elected to office in the year 2004 and 2008. He has been involved in the following activities for the City Council: Merced County Association of Governments Governing Board, One Voice Delegation to Washington D.C. and Sacramento, School District Facilities Committee, Merced LAFCO.
Council Member Oliveira was employed by PG & E for 38 years until his retirement. His hobbies include golf, hunting and playing poker. He is also past president of the Gustine Lion’s Club, past president of the Gustine High School Boosters Club, and president of the Gustine Alumni Association. He is a lifelong resident of Gustine. He and his wife Cheryl have one son, Jason, daughter-in-law Nancy, granddaughter Allyson, and grandson Anthony.
Pat Nagy was appointed to the City Council in 2009 and was elected to office in 2010. Prior to serving on the Council he was a member of the Traffic Safety Committee and the Highway 33/140 Pedestrian, Motorized Vehicle Traffic Enhancement Committee. He is a Past Governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2150, and past Vice-President of the Gustine Redskin Athletic Boosters. He is also a U.S. Army Veteran.
In addition to service on the Council, Council member Nagy is the Ex-Officio member of the Planning Commission, and is on the City Finance Committee. He has also been appointed to the Gustine Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board.Council member Nagy has been employed, as General Manager at Denair Lumber Co. Inc since 2002, prior to that he was the General Manager of Copeland Lumber in Newman for 19 years. He and his wife Gisele have five children, Jennifer, Jason, Christy, Courtney, and Carly, and 6 grandchildren, Spencer, Hailey, Lana, Luke, Carston and Brynn. In addition they hosted three foreign exchange students that became part of their family. His hobbies include golf, playing guitar, gardening, and enjoying time with his grandchildren.
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Julie Anderson was elected to the Gustine City Council in 2012. Prior to her election Council Member Anderson served on the Planning Commission for twelve and a half years, during her tenure on the Planning Commission she deliberated on a number of important projects including the Gustine 2002 General Plan Update. Council Member Anderson has also served on the Fourth of July Committee and is an active member of the Gustine Romero Teachers Association (previously as an Officer and Lead Negotiator).
Council Member Anderson has lived in Gustine for over 45 years and is a prior student of the Gustine Unified School District system. Council Member Anderson attended CSU Stanislaus where she received a B.A. in Liberal Studies, she later attended Chapman University for her teaching credential. Council Member Anderson returned to the school district she once was a student at as a Teacher of the 6th grade class at Romero Elementary School. Council Member Anderson serves at the Ex Officio to the Planning Commission and on the Downtown Revitalization Committee. She is particularly passionate about preserving Gustine’s small town appeal while at the same time upgrading and improving the City as it exists today. Council Member Anderson has one daughter Bailey who lives in Gustine along with her husband Matt. In her spare time Council Member Anderson enjoys wine tasting, camping, music, cooking and spending time in Gustine with her close friends.
Bart Garcia was appointed to the City Council in 2001 and was elected to office in the year 2002. He was then re-elected to office in the year 2006. He has been involved in the following activities for the City Council: Planning Commission, Airport Commission, and Fire Department. He has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1994.
Council Member Garcia has been employed by Raley-Nob Hill Foods since 1995. He has worked in the food services industry since 1981. His hobbies include cooking, camping and traveling. He and his wife Cheryl have one son, Kacey.
The City Council of Gustine serves as the legislative and policy branch of City government. Its purpose is to set overall policy direction for the City so as to improve the quality of life of the residents of the City. The City Council is comprised of five members, elected by the electorate in Gustine: Four City Council Members are elected for four year terms while the Mayor is elected for two year terms.
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall. Agendas may be accessed from the City website.