New Fairfax Town Manager to Start Next Month

Council approves contract with new town manager, who will make an annual salary of $120K.

Fairfax’s new town manager, Garrett Toy, will start in his new position on Feb. 4.

The Fairfax Town Council approved a contract for Toy at its Jan. 10 meeting. He will make an annual salary of $120,000. See the contract attached at the right. 

Mayor John Reed briefly introduced Toy at the Thursday night meeting after the council approved the contract. “We hope it’s the start of a good relationship,” he said. 

The council and more than 15 audience members applauded after Toy’s new position was announced. 

“I would like to thank the council for its support,” Toy told the council. “It’s a great community and I’m looking forward to working with everyone as we move forward to try to achieve different goals. Thank you.”

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

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.

Michael Rock, who was the Fairfax town manager for four and a half years, left the town in June 2012 for a position with the city of Lomita, a city with a population of over 20,000 in Southern California. Judy Anderson, the town clerk, has served as the interim town manager since Rock left. 


What would you like to see Toy make a priority in his new position? Tell us in the comments! 


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Ina Rene January 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Congratulations for your new term as Town Manager! I just wanted to offer a few suggestions that may help you over the coming years of this position. I would recommend that you first acquaint yourself with the town of Fairfax and its uniqueness prior to making any huge decisions regarding the Town and its residents. The Town of Fairfax is a very environmentally conscious place with a need for innovation on a number of issues. The Town & Country Club could use serious renovation, however to do so with due regards for the long time residents who live there. The farmers markets are the best, and could still use some support. The town needs implementation of new models for the 21st century while at the same time honoring the current authentic classic style that makes the Town special in itself. Fairfax is far different from Stockton or San Jose and enjoys a small town feel while at the same time has a very beautiful luxurious style also. It could use some help with helping people to understand that innovation isn't bad, and it can happen without ruining what is beautiful. Thanks for reading! Good Luck with your term. ~Ina~
Ina Rene January 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Oh and one more thing: San Anselmo enjoyed a new facelift over the last several years like new bike lanes (clearly marked by bright green) and bike cross walks etc.. May Fairfax be next in line for a new look that is both classic and inspiring.
Rossvalleynativ3 January 13, 2013 at 03:27 AM
Insane. This guy should not be paid more than 50k a year tops. They do nothing! I owned a business in downtown and tried to get help with the constant drug dealers and loitering. The town manger is a jerk off position. A monkey could do it. Good riddance to mark rock though.


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