Salt Lake City

Council District 5

Ballpark, Central Ninth, East Liberty Park, Liberty Wells

Your Council Member

Darin Masao Mano, District 5

Council Member Mano was appointed by the Salt Lake City Council on January 21, 2020 to serve as the District Five Council Member, replacing Mayor Erin Mendenhall. He was later elected by District Five voters to serve a full term beginning in January 2022. Darin was elected by his Council peers to serve as Council Vice Chair in 2022 and Council Chair in 2023. He is currently serving as the 2024 Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board Vice Chair. Darin’s work on the City Council has made him passionate about affordable housing and he is excited to focus the remainder of his career on designing, developing, and shaping policy to help every resident in our community afford safe and stable housing. 

Darin was raised in Sandy, Utah and is the sixth of seven children. He lives with his husband Kevin, their four kids, and their dog Bucky. He is a practicing architect, small business owner, and urban design enthusiast. Darin is fascinated by buildings, transportation, architecture, urban spaces, and the built environment. He loves to travel and experience new cities, spaces, foods, and cultures. 

Darin received a Master’s of Architecture degree from Harvard University and Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Psychology from the University of Utah. He taught Architecture and Urban Design courses for six years at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning. Before his work on the Salt Lake City Council, he served on the Ballpark Community Council Board, Redevelopment Advisory Committee, and the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. Darin speaks Japanese and stays involved with and connected to the Asian American and LGBTQ+ communities in Salt Lake City. 

Council Member Darin Mano takes the oath of office to serve District 5
Council Member Darin Mano takes the oath of office to serve District 5