Board Vice President
Gabe Perez joined the United States Air Force in 1969 and was stationed with the 79th Air Rescue and Recovery in Vietnam. Upon returning to the United States in 1971, he was stationed with the 354 TAC Wing where he worked on B-52s and KC134 Stratotankers until 1973.
As a civilian, he worked for 5 years with United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which had military contracts to test and handle intercontinental ballistic (ICB) missiles. Gabe retired from the Santa Clara County Roads Department in December 2015.
As a veteran, he is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6309, where he regularly helps coordinate the weekly bingo nights and cooks for veteran functions.
Gabe has spent most of his life in Gilroy, and is a regular volunteer in the community. He and his wife of 41 years have one child. When they aren’t spending time with family, Gabe enjoys bike riding, woodworking and baseball.