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Meet the City Council

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Robert G. Gottschalk

Robert G. Gottschalk was elected to the City Council in 2011. He was first elected to the City Council in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005 and 2011. He served as Mayor in 2006 and 2009.

He is a graduate of San Jose State University and received his Juris Doctor from U. C. Hastings College of Law and his Master of Business Administration from U. C. Berkeley and has his own law practice in Millbrae. He is a retired Captain of the U.S. Navy Reserves. He is an active member of the Millbrae Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors of the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce. Up until his election to City Council, he served as Chairman of the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission.


Vice Mayor
Anne Oliva

Anne Oliva was elected to the City Council in 2013. She was born and raised on the Peninsula and has lived in Millbrae for more than 20 years. Anne, a lifelong Realtor, is the broker/owner of the local real estate office that her father founded in 1959.Her top priorities for Millbrae are protecting private-property rights, ensuring high-quality public safety services, and encouragingincreased economic development in Millbrae’s commercial zones.

Anne has been an active member of local, state, and national real estate associations for many years. She has been on the SAMCAR Board of Directors for five years, and is the Immediate-Past President. Anne’s roles with the California Associate of Realtors have included Region 25 Chair and Federal Committee Member, and Board Liaison for Strategic Planning. She also serves as a Federal Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors.

Over her lifetime, she has been involved in the community as a volunteer in formal and informal roles, including stints in PTA, Mills High School Athletics Booster Club, and the Italian-American Women’s Guild.Anne is a local coordinator for the Coats for Kids program. She has been on the Board of Directors for the SAMCAR Foundation (the organization’s charitable arm) for the last four years. In 2010, Anne was awarded SAMCAR’s Community Service Award for her volunteer work. She recently joined the fundraising team for the San Mateo County Historical Association and was named “Rookie of the Year.” And theSilicon Valley Business Journal named Anne a “Woman of Influence” in 2013.

Anne and her husband of 32 years, Jose,have three grown children. She is a graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

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Council Member
Reuben D. Holober

Reuben D. Holober was elected to the City Council in 2013.  Reuben grew up in Millbrae and attended local public schools, including Mills High School. He served on the Millbrae Sister City Commission and interned for Representative Tom Lantos. He participated in the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from the University of Washington, Reuben returned to Millbrae. He currently works for Natera, a growing biotech company in San Carlos.

Reuben’s biggest priority for Millbrae is to strengthen vital public safety. Reuben would like to build a stable revenue stream to improve city services and prevent future cuts. He views the area near the BART/Caltrain intermodal station as key to Millbrae’s future. With its convenient access to public transit, he believes that area would be ideal for business development in Millbrae. Reuben also supports rebuilding roads, sewers, and failing infrastructure.
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Council Member
Marge Colapietro

Marge Colapietro  Marge Colapietro was first elected to the City Council in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. Marge served as Vice Mayor in 2011 and Mayor in 2012. She is a retired business owner with over thirty-seven years experience in global transportation services.

Marge moved to Millbrae in 1972 after “finding a place where the sun was shining” and not too far from her family in South San Francisco. Her many years of volunteerism and advocacy in Millbrae include having served on the 50th Anniversary Committee, all three campaigns to Save Millbrae Fire Services, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a founding member of the Millbrae Crime Stoppers and an original member of the CS Board of Directors. She also served with the Senior Advisory Committee, the original Cultural Outreach Committee, and was a producer of Millbrae Community Television’s COPTALK Show and much more.

During her service on the City Council Marge has served as Council Liaison to the Cultural Arts Commission, Downtown Process Committee, Millbrae Community Television, Senior Advisory Committee, Tourism Committee and Youth Advisory Committee. She served on the Mayor’s Civic Coordinating Council, and Council Sub-Committees for: Budget/Finance, Commission and
Committee Interviews, Fire Shared Services, and Millbrae Community Youth Center and represents the interests of our City as a Member of the Oversight Board of the City of Millbrae Successor Agency to the former Millbrae RDA.

Regionally, Marge has represented our City on the: Airport Community Roundtable, Airport Land Use Committee, CCAG Board of Directors, CCAG BPAC Advisory Committee, League of California Cities Public Safety Advisory Committee, San Mateo Council of Cities (Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair), SMC Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services JPA (Vice Chair), SMC Office of Emergency Services Council JPA, SMC Library JPA Governing Board, SMC Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities – Comprehensive Emergency Management for Schools Task Force, SMC Sub-Region Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and SMC Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Policy Advisory Committee.

Marge’s community memberships include Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Millbrae Library, and the Millbrae Historical Society. She is a supportive friend to our Fire and Police departments, Millbrae Lions, Rotary, Peninsula Chinese Business Association, our schools, youth and seniors. Marge was a Charter Member of the Bay Area Special Olympics Lions Club and California Women Lead. She is a member of the North Peninsula Democratic Club.

In 2001 Marge was honored as Millbrae Woman of the Year; in 2004 she received the California’s Park and Recreation Society District IV Volunteer Award and in 2009 received the Lifetime Volunteer Service Award from President Barak Obama, was also presented with the President’s Council Award for Service and Civic Participation and was honored by RSVP of San Mateo County with a
Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteering over 4000 hours in less than three years.

In 2012 California State Senator Leland Y. Yee selected Marge as the Woman of the Year in the 8th Senatorial District in San Mateo County. California Senate Resolution No. 428 was issued on the 30th day of March 2012.

Marge has received many Commendations, Recognitions and Resolutions for her devotion to the people of Millbrae and for her on-going volunteer work in the community. She believes that the accolades are not about her rather they are about how others benefit from what she does.

Marge’s viewpoint is that each time she is recognized it is her City and the people in her Community who are being recognized and honored because the people have allowed her to serve in such special leadership capacities.
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Council Member
Wayne Lee

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.

The City Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814, The phsical address of the City Clerk's office is 621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030. The statements of economic interest for some state and local government agency officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at

Click here to view the Agency Report of Public Offical Appointments - FPPC Form 806.

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