Key Staff

Gregory Barfield

Gregory Barfield
Assistant City Manager

Gregory Barfield oversees the City of Fresno’s transportation departments, including Fresno Area Express and Fresno Yosemite International Airport, as well as the parking division, the City’s COVID-19 response, and special projects including the Convention Center, Chukchansi Park, and the planned Animal Shelter.  Gregory works with City staff and community stakeholders to identify opportunities to increase the value and benefit of key public facilities, programs, and services provided to residents.

Gregory joined the City in 2005 and during the past 15 years has shown expertise across all areas of government.  He previously served as the Director of Transportation, leading a team of more than 500 employees and managing a more than $165 million annual budget.  He also has served as staff to the Mayor’s/Manager’s Office, Council Chief of Staff to former Council Members Oliver Baines and Cynthia Sterling, and an Assistant Department Director.

Gregory was born in Fresno and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from California State University, Fresno, and a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Fresno Pacific University.

He is married to Angie and in their blended family, they have seven children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He enjoys movies and sports.

Alma Torres

Alma Torres
Deputy City Manager

Alma Torres provides administrative and managerial support to the City Manager and Assistant City Managers.  She assists the team with budget and policy implementation and assists with the evaluation of programs and processes to achieve operational efficiencies.  Alma’s career with the City began over 25 years ago as a Summer Youth Intern while at Roosevelt High School.  Since then, she has continuously been promoted to several roles and has worked in many City Departments developing budgets and managing finances.  Most recently she was in the Budget and Management Studies Division overseeing the development of the Measure P Budget for the Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services Department.  For the last year, Alma has served as one of the City appointed Trustees for the Employees Retirement Board.

Alma has called Fresno her home since a young age when her single mother immigrated to Fresno to work in agricultural labor.  Alma received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a Masters in Leadership Studies from Fresno Pacific University.

She is married and has a blended family of five children. She enjoys reading, traveling, dancing, and learning about various cultures through food and art.

Toni Machado

Toni Machado
Executive Assistant to the City Manager

Toni is responsible for City Manager Georgeanne White’s calendar, works on special projects and accounts payable.  She also works with other City departments on Council meeting agenda items.

Toni joined the City in January 2021 after working for more than 25 years for The Fresno Bee. At The Bee, Toni was the assistant to multiple Executive Editors as well as the Publisher.

Toni was born in Selma and graduated from Selma High School. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking road trips, and heading to the beach or the mountains.