Salt Lake City

Council District 5

Ballpark, Central Ninth, East Liberty Park, Liberty Wells

Council Member Bio

Darin Masao Mano, District 5

Darin was appointed by the City Council on January 21, 2020 to serve as the District Five Council Member, replacing the recently elected Mayor 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 is currently serving as the 2023 Chair. 

Darin was raised in Sandy, Utah and is the sixth of seven children. He lives in the Ballpark Neighborhood with his husband Kevin and their four kids. 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 culture.

Darin is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Utah. He also had the opportunity to teach Architecture and Urban Design for six years at the U of U. Darin served on the Ballpark Community Council Board, Redevelopment Advisory Committee, and the Salt Lake City Planning Commission. He also participated in multiple design review and selection committees for Redevelopment Agency (RDA) projects.   

Darin speaks Japanese and loves staying involved with the strong Asian American Community here in Utah. Though his career centers around the built environment, he loves getting outside and spending time in nature. Darin is often found spending time with his husband, kids, family, friends, or dog. 

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