A lifelong resident of Arcadia, April Verlato is a local small business owner, community leader and devoted mother of two.
A product of local schools, April attended Highland Oaks Elementary and Foothills Jr. High. Today her children are enrolled in the same schools and April has served on the Highland Oaks Elementary School Site Council and as the Foundations in Art Docent in their classrooms for the past four years. After high school, April went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and her law degree from Southwestern University. Shortly thereafter, April took over her father’s law practice and has remained an active member of the city’s small business community ever since.
April is a founding member and President of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association, where she has worked to reinvigorate life into the city center. She was Chair of the committee that brought a Street Market to First Avenue last year. April has been at the forefront of promoting the vitality of the city’s business community and working to ensure that Arcadia is in a position to benefit from the opening of the Gold Line station.
April serves as the Architectural Review Board Chair for the Highlands Homeowners’ Association. While April has long been engaged in Arcadia’s civic affairs, she has been recognized as one of the leading voices in the effort to preserve the character of the community and hold the City Council accountable. To this end, she has dedicated many hours to working closely with the city in their recent zoning code update, serving as an advocate for homeowners in order to ensure Arcadia remains a “Community of Homes.”
April is a resident of the Arcadia Highlands, where she lives with her husband of 13 years and their two children.