Gerrlyn Gacao is a Council Representative for the Office of Councilmember David Alvarez and represents the communities of Egger Highlands, Otay Mesa West, Nestor, and Ocean View Hills. She attended the University of California at San Diego, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Economics minor. She initially joined the City of San Diego’s Eighth District team as an intern after graduating.
Beyond working for a political office, Gerrlyn serves on the Board of the San Diego County Young Democrats (SDCYD) as Community Service Chair. She is also the current Treasurer of the San Diego County Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Club, as well as a member of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum-San Diego. Gerrlyn has held various roles working for several campaigns, including Campaign Manager for SDCYD’s successful UCSD Votes Program in 2012. She was also Outreach Coordinator for David Alvarez for Mayor 2013/2014. Gerrlyn was raised in Stockton, CA.