Wayne Lee was elected to the Millbrae City Council in 2011. Prior to his election to the City Council, Wayne was on the Millbrae Planning Commission for six years, serving as the Commission’s Chair in 2008. Wayne is also an Alternate Representative to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), a member of the Board of Directors of the Congestion Relief Alliance, a member of the Electrification of Cal Trains Committee, and represents the City of Millbrae on several other regional and county committees.
Wayne, his family, his parents, and sister’s family have lived in Millbrae for the last 28 years. The children attend school in both the Millbrae School District and at St. Dunstan’s Prep School.
Wayne began his public service at the age of thirteen in emergency services with the Civil Air Patrol, an Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, where he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was also appointed to the Pacifica Youth Commission. During his time as a Youth Commissioner, and through his dedication and the hard work and assistance of others, the Pacifica Youth Center became a reality.
Wayne graduated from the City College of San Francisco with recognition as the outstanding minority student and President of the Scholastic Society. Wayne went on to graduate from the University of California with a degree in Chemical Engineering. While a student at Cal, Wayne was President of the student chapter of the American Society of Chemical Engineers.
Following his graduation from Berkeley, Wayne began his 28 yearlong career as an environmental engineer in both the private and public sectors. For the past 22 years, Wayne assisted and regulated companies to ensure that they don’t pollute the air, water or land. Wayne is constantly striving to balance the creation and protection of jobs with sound and progressive environmental stewardship.
Wayne is proud to be the founding President of the Millbrae Education Foundation, which, in its first year of operation, did the unheard act of actual raising money to support education. He has volunteered his time as President of the PTA and was a member of the school site council at his son's school. Wayne organized and started the Millbrae Dog Park Committee in an effort to provide the City with an open park for dogs, their owners and all dog lovers. Wayne also volunteers as a Millbrae Lion and Chairs and advises the Millbrae Leos.
Wayne is appreciative, supportive and fully integrated into the volunteer spirit of Millbrae, all of which contributes greatly to the fabric of the community and Millbrae’s wonderfully inviting quality of life.
Wayne firmly believes that government cannot provide for everyone’s needs, but it should – and can – provide the tools with which a community can prosper through a wide variety of initiatives including recreation, safety, social enrichment, youth -oriented and public works programs. Wayne understands the need to create jobs and provide affordable housing for those who want to live in and support the city. To that end, Wayne has been actively working to revitalize and energize the Millbrae economy, which in turn will generate the necessary revenues for these vital city services and the supporting infrastructures.