Shawna Gilroy was born and raised in Northern California. After moving to Vallejo in 2014, she wasted no time in becoming immersed in the community. With 19 years of advertising and marketing experience, Shawna uses her knowledge to promote and support the community of Vallejo, its businesses, and community organizations. She is active in the Vallejo Rotary, and is the Past President for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. She has served on the committee for Vallejo Waterfront Weekend since 2014. She is also an Alumni of Leadership Vallejo, graduating with the Year 8 Class in 2015, and continues to contribute to their many activities. She was an Ambassador for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce for four years, formally serving as Chief Ambassador for 2016-2018. She served as Membership Development Chair for the Chamber for two years and is currently serving her second year as the Board Chair.
Shawna is the Advertising Director & Community Engagement Manager for the Times- Herald. Through the Times-Herald Shawna continues to be a Cornerstone Member with the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Visit Vallejo and ReBuilding Together Solano County. Other community groups and events supported by the Times-Herald include: Vallejo Symphony, Pista Sa Nayon, Juneteenth, Pirate Festival, Vallejo Community Art Foundation, Vallejo Admirals, Carnevale Fantastico, Solano County Fair, ARC Solano, Outreach Vallejo, Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo Waterfront Weekend, and So Fit City.
Shawna lives in Vallejo with her son, Connor, and is proud to call this city home. She strongly believes in supporting her community through activism, volunteerism, and perseverance. She is looking forward to continuing to work and grow with Vallejo.