Fairfax Council to OK New Town Manager Contract

Marin County employee Garrett Toy has been selected as the new Fairfax town manager, which the council is set to approve at its Thursday meeting. Scroll down to see what else is on the meeting agenda.


More than seven months after Fairfax’s last town manager resigned, the Fairfax Town Council will consider picking Garrett Toy as the new town manager at its Thursday, Jan. 10 meeting.

Toy, who lives in San Rafael with his wife and two daughters, is the administrative services manager in the County of Marin’s Community Development Agency.

If the Fairfax council OK’s the contract with Toy, he will begin serving as the town’s new manager on Feb. 4. He will make an annual salary of $120,000, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

“I’m looking forward to the job and appreciate the support and commitment of the council. I look forward to working with them and staff to achieve the goals of the council,” Toy told Patch this week.

For more than 13 years, Toy was part of the senior management team in Morgan Hill, a town south of San Jose with a population of more than 38,000. He served as the director of business assistance and housing services, overseeing Morgan Hill’s redevelopment, economic development and affordable housing activities. He has also served as the deputy director of housing and redevelopment for the city of Stockton and worked for Fairfield’s Department of Planning and Development.

He has more than 23 years of experience in municipal government managing projects and programs from creation to completion, according to Fairfax town staff. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Managing annual budgets ranging from $40 million to $70 million
  • Facilitating the establishment of the Morgan Downtown Association and Property Based Improvement District
  • Helping the city manager oversee the community development department
  • Serving as the city’s budget officer while preparing the city’s $110 million operating and capital budget

Toy has a Masters of Public Policy and a B.A. degree in legal studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Michael Rock, who was the Fairfax town manager for four and a half years, left the town in June for a position with the city of Lomita, a city with a population of over 20,000 in Southern California. He was making $125,650 as the Fairfax town manager, according to the IJ.

The Fairfax Town Council’s agenda (attached at the right) for the Jan. 10 meeting also includes:

  • Discussion/Consideration of possible adoption of Resolution No. 13-3 directing the Planning Commission to draft an ordinance to regulate leaf blowers in the Town of Fairfax
  • Adoption of Resolution No. 13-4, a Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax in Support of the Principles set forth by the Nationwide “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”
  • Authorizing Temporary Closure of Certain Streets and Portions Thereof, to allow a Little League Opening Day Parade on Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Authorization to solicit informal bids for the construction of new restroom facilities at Contratti Field
  • Request for authorization to advertise for the Deputy Town Clerk position


What on the council agenda is of interest to you? Tell us in the comments!

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