Mayor Pro Tem Carnevale

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Mark Carnevale

Mark Carnevale was elected to the City Council in November 2014. He ran on the principles of being a careful listener to his constituents, improving police and fire services, and increasing economic development opportunities in the north side, downtown as well as targeted areas throughout Cathedral City. More now than ever before, Mark believes that Cathedral City is on the verge of tremendous, smart growth.

Since 1969, Mark has called the Coachella Valley, home. He and his wife of 45 years, Rhonda, own and operate Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant – a Cathedral City business since 1985. The business prides itself on serving fine Italian cuisine prepared by three generations of family members including his son and grandson.

Through Nicolino’s, Mark has given back to the community and he has held leadership positions in several organizations. Nicolino’s has supported the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, Cathedral City Evening Rotary, Cathedral City High School programs, Cathedral City police officers and firefighters associations, and other numerous clubs and foundations. Mark stays active in Cathedral City Evening Rotary, the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, The Sons of Italy, and previously with the Cathedral City Marketing Committee and the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has honored Mark before by naming Nicolino’s Restaurant as “Restaurant of the Year” and “California Small Business of the Year”.

Family is the core of Mark’s life. He is surrounded by the love of his family including his high school sweetheart and wife, Rhonda. He is blessed with two children, Karrie and Nico, and five grandchildren.

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