Council Member Manny Cappello was appointed to a two-year term on the Saratoga City Council in 2010 by his fellow City Council Members. He was then elected to a four-year term on the City Council by voters in 2012 and reelected in 2016. Mr. Cappello served on the Saratoga Planning Commission from 2005 to 2010 and served as Mayor in 2016.
Mr. Cappello attended Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then received his Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Mr. Cappello has worked for Lockheed Martin and Applied Materials, and owned and operated three restaurants for six years. He is currently a tenured faculty at De Anza College, full-time faculty member at West Valley College, and Director of the West Valley College Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence
Mr. Cappello moved to Saratoga in 1992 and has been a community volunteer for more than 20 years. He was a board member and head league commissioner for a local soccer league, and has been a member of the Saratoga Rotary Club since 2005. He has two children, a daughter who lives in San Jose and a son who lives in Campbell.
Council Member Cappello's Assignments:
Cities Association of Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Council Committee
Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council (SASCC)
West Valley Sanitation District