Gina Papan was elected to the City Council in 2005, re-elected in 2009, and is serving as Mayor in 2013. For the last seven years on the Council, Gina has focused on efficiency, economic development, and revenue enhancement. She brings local and regional perspectives to her work.
Gina is the city’s representativeto the City and County Association of Governments Board of Directors and Legislative Committee,the Congestion Management Programand Environmental Quality Committee (CMEQ), and thethe High Speed Rail Policymakers Working Group.Previously, she served on the board of the San Mateo County Housing Endowment and Regional Trust,the Grand Boulevard Task Force, Peninsula Congestion Relief Alliance, the county’s Emergency Services Council, and the Airport Land Use Committee.
Gina began her professional career as a corporate attorney, but soon moved on to become a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California where she has served the public for 19 years, protecting civil rights, investigating, and litigating on behalf of citizens in cases involving fraudulent use of taxpayer money. Gina was also appointed by the Governor to serve three years as the Deputy Director of a state agency where she managed 150 employees and a $400 million budget. In this role, Gina served on the School Violence Prevention and Response Task Force, the Child Abduction (Amber Alert) Task Force, and a legislative advisor to the High Technology Crime Advisory Committee.
While working on the Council, Gina has continued her commitment to the community. She is a director of John’s Closet, which has provided free, new clothing to more than 13,000 underserved children and remains dedicated to a vision of giving youth the confidence to achieve and families the help they need. She is also a Co-Director the John Papan Memorial Scholarship Fund named in honor of her late brother.
Gina grew up in Millbrae and graduated from Capuchino High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara where shestudied finance and economics. Gina earned her law degree from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and later completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.
Gina’s goals as Mayor in 2013 include:
• Work with residents to achieve financial stability for the future of Millbrae.
• Work to maintain life-saving fire and emergency services.
• Ensure current businesses thrive and new businesses are jumping to get into Millbrae.
• Encourage a multi-use development at the BART site that will maximally benefit the City financially.
• Update the General Plan with the goal of transformingthe downtown to a destination that is attractive and inviting.
• Continue efforts with public and public/private partnerships (e.g., complete fire merger, work with SFPUC to develop its land in Millbrae, work with an Internet company to bring wireless to downtown).
• Foster community partnerships such as the one developed for the Millbrae Community Youth Center.
Nadia V. Holober was elected to the Millbrae City Council in November 2009. She previously served eight years on the City Council, including one term as Mayor and two terms as Vice Mayor. Prior to her first election to the City Council, Nadia represented Millbrae and the First Supervisorial District on the San Mateo County Planning Commission for over six years, including two terms as Chair. Under Nadia’s leadership as Millbrae Mayor in 2003-2004, the City Council achieved its first balanced budget since 2000 and approved Millbrae’s environmentally-acclaimed grease cogeneration plant. While she was Mayor, Millbrae’s landmark new Library opened on budget and on time. Nadia sees the Library as the City’s heart and primary gathering place.
Nadia V. Holober
Committed to promoting the health of the environment for today and tomorrow, Nadia represented San Mateo County’s cities on the statewide California League of Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee. She also represented Millbrae on the Association of Bay Area Governments, the San Francisco Airport Community Roundtable and the San Mateo County Libraries Joint Powers Authority. For ten years, she served on the Millbrae Sister Cities Commission as the City Council liaison and as Chair, where she promoted Millbrae’s relationship with Mosta, Malta and La Serena, Chile, and launched a Sister City relationship with Kai Ping, China. She was proud of the Commission’s recent improvements and expansion of Mosta Grove on South Ashton Avenue.
Raised in San Mateo County, Nadia moved to Millbrae with her family in 1991. She and her husband Richard were drawn by Millbrae’s small town feeling within a vibrant urban center, it’s well-cared for homes, safe streets, friendly neighbors and excellent public schools. They raised their two sons in Millbrae’s public elementary schools and Mills High School. Nadia cherished her rewarding years on Millbrae Schools PTA and Mills High School PTO Boards and Scouting Parent Committees, and as a parent in AYSO and Lions’ Baseball sports.
Wayne Lee was elected to the Millbrae City Council in 2011. He served as a planning commissioner for six years. Wayne, his family, his parents, and sister’s family has lived in Millbrae for the last 28 years. The children attend school in the Millbrae School District and St. Dunstan Prep School.
Wayne Lee began his public involvement at the age of thirteen in emergency services and Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the United States, where he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel and was appointed to the Pacifica Youth Commission. During his time as a youth commissioner, the Pacifica youth center became a reality.
Wayne Lee 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 Cal with a degree in Chemical Engineering, where he was president of the student American Society of Chemical Engineers.
Wayne Lee then began his 28 years of public policy work as an environmental engineer in the private and public sectors. Wayne became a City of Millbrae planning commissioner (Chair 2008) and a community leader in 2006. Wayne is proud to be the founding president of the Millbrae Education Foundation, which did the unheard act of raising money it's first year of operation. He volunteered as President of the PTA and sits on the school site council at his son's school. Organized and started the Millbrae Dog Park Committee to provide the city with a dog park. Wayne also volunteers as a Millbrae Lion and chairs and advises the Millbrae Leos.
Marge Colapietro was elected to the City Council in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. She is a retired business owner with 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, both Committees to Save Millbrae Fire Services, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, the Senior Advisory Committee, the original Outreach Committee, and a producer of Millbrae Community Television’s COPTALK Show producer and much more.
Marge’s community memberships include Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Millbrae Library, and the Historical Society. She is a supportive friend to our Fire and Police departments, Millbrae Lions, Rotary, the schools, youth and seniors in our community. Marge is 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.
Marge’s areas of interest continue to span almost the full range of the alphabet.
Since Marge’s first election to Millbrae City Council, Marge has represented the City as our delegate to the Airport Land Use Committee, the City/County Associations of Government (C/CAG) Board of Directors, the C/CAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the League of California Cities Public Safety Committee, the Millbrae Downtown Process Committee, Millbrae Community Television, Millbrae Fire Shared Services Sub-Committee, Millbrae Police Shared Services Sub-Committee, Millbrae Budget and RDA Sub-Committees, the San Mateo Council of Cities 2009 Secretary/Treasurer, the 2010 Vice Chairwoman and Chairwoman in 2011, the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services Council, San Mateo County Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services Group JPA, the San Mateo County Rail Corridor Partnership, the Millbrae Senior Advisory Committee, and the SFO/Airport Community Roundtable.
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.
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