2019 Leadership San Jose: Joe Mello

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Name: Joseph Mello

Company: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Joe was born and raised in San Jose. He went to Archbishop Mitty High School, and then Santa Clara University where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Joe began his career at the Water District as a Maintenance Worker I in the flood control division. As his career progressed, he moved over to the Water Utility Division were he now supervises the maintenance team at Penitencia Water Treatment Plant.

Most recently Joe has branch out into the world of real estate as a part time job.

Through Leadership San Jose he is very interested to better understand the innerworkings of San Jose from a business perspective; while being able to share his knowledge of critical infrastructure and valley history.

In his spare time Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and two-year-old daughter. They like spending time outdoors hiking and exploring. He is also an avid soccer fan and has been involved in the sport his whole life.