Mayor April Verlato was elected to her first term on City Council in April 2016.
She was born and raised in Arcadia. She received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from UCLA and a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She took over her father's law practice located in the heart of Downtown Arcadia on Huntington Drive between Santa Anita and First Avenue in 2000.
Mayor Verlato is also a founding member and Officer of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association (2012-present), a Community Benefits District focused on promoting and revitalizing Downtown Arcadia.