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Mayor Wayne LeeMayor - Wayne Lee

At the December 11, 2018 Council meeting, Wayne J. Lee was sworn in as Mayor. Wayne was elected to the City Council in 2011 and in 2015.  Prior to his election, 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.

Vice Mayor - Reuben D. HoloberVice Mayor - Reuben D. Holober

At the December 11, 2018 Council meeting, he was sworn in as Vice Mayor. Reuben D. Holober was re-elected to the City Council in November of 2018 and was elected to the Millbrae City Council in 2013; he served as Mayor in 2017. He has served on the Council's Technology Subcommittee and Infrastructure Task Force, and as liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Sister Cities Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and MCTV Board of Directors. Reuben has represented Millbrae regionally on the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance Board, San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Authority, and Caltrain Local Policy Makers Group.

Reuben grew up in Millbrae and attended local public schools, including Mills High School. He served on the Sister Cities Commission and interned for Representative Tom Lantos. Reuben earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley. Reuben currently works as a Budget and Legislative Analyst for the City and County of San Francisco, where he researches and analyzes policy issues and writes reports providing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.

Councilmember - Anne Oliva

 Councilmember - Anne Oliva

Anne Oliva was re-elected to the City Council in November of 2018. 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 encouraging increased 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 the Silicon 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. 

Councilmember - Ann SchneiderCouncilmember - Ann Schneider

Ann Schneider was elected to the City Council in November of 2015. 




Councilmember - Gina Papan

Councilmember -Gina Papan

Gina Papan previously served on the City Council in 2005, was re-elected in 2009 and again in 2015.  She has served three terms as Mayor in 2008, 2013 and 2018.

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 adviser 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 she studied 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. 



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

The Agency Report of Public Official Appointments - FPPC Form 806, can be viewed here.


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