Term of Office 2020-2024
Bill Velto has been a resident of Upland for almost 60 years and is one of nine children of the late Al and Gloria Velto. "The values I learned from my parents of honesty, integrity and respect are the values that I strive to adhere to today.”
Bill is experienced with having to work and live with many differing opinions and expectations, “Something I learned while growing up as the middle child of five brothers and three sisters, all of whom love and support me, are very strong willed, opinionated, and not afraid to tell me when I may be wrong”.
Bill attended Upland Schools and was active in youth sports including Little League, Pony League, Upland High School Football and Soccer. He and his wife Jody, a local Realtor, have raised four children who attended Upland schools, and all four children participated in just about every youth sport available in Upland. Two of his four children served as Associated Student Body Presidents their Senior Years at Upland High School. His four children include Kristen Dowling, currently Head Coach for the Pepperdine University Women’s Basketball Team. Natalie Velto is in the mobility products industry. Alex Velto is an attorney practicing in Reno, Nevada and serves on the Reno City Planning Commission and Billy Velto, is with the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers organization’s Operations Department.
Currently employed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as the California Business Development Manager, Bill also serves as Residential & Commercial Branch Manager for the Upland/Rancho Cucamonga Office based in Upland. Additionally, he served many years on the Local Candidate Review Committee for the Inland Valley Association of Realtors where he was able to meet with local elected officials from many cities in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Bill also serves on the Mt. San Antonio College Real Estate Education Committee.
Bill served in the United States Navy where he credits his growth and understanding for leadership and commitment to service of others.
Prior to being elected as Mayor of Upland, Bill was appointed to the Upland City Council. Bill also served as Vice Chairman of the Upland Planning Commission, and a planning commissioner for many years.
Bill believes that working together we will make Upland a better place to call home. Bill also believes Upland is a great place to grow up raise a family, and has dedicated his career to promoting Upland, and will continue to make every effort to continue the tradition that Upland remains “The City of Gracious Living”.
Bill Velto can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org