Board Director Rob Silano
A public safety professional, Mr. Silano has over 40 years of combined law enforcement and emergency management experience. June 2020, Mr. Silano retired as an Intelligence Officer for the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center in San Francisco, CA. In the past, he served as the Chief of Threat Intelligence assigned to the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, representing the California Emergency Management Agency. The NCRIC is one of 80 DHS Fusion Centers specializing in research involving the terrorism threat and emergency management situations as it relates to law enforcement, fire, public health, emergency services and the private industry.
As an elected official, Director Silano serves on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District in San Mateo County presently as a Director since 2011. In that capacity, he serves on the Strategic Planning and Human Resources Committees. Director Silano, has served as Board President, Vice President and represented the district on the San Mateo County (LAFCo) Local Agency Formation Commission. Additional duties included, being a voting member of both the Board for the San Mateo County Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services; Joint Powers Act and the California Special Districts Association.
As a parks commissioner, Mr. Silano worked on several projects to create and enhance playing fields and sports facilities within the City of Menlo Park. He has also coached sports teams and has held a position on the AYSO Soccer Board of Directors. As a private safety professional, Mr. Silano has served in various capacities within Emergency Management, Loss Prevention, Security Operations and Corporate Investigations. He holds a position on one non-profit board of directors.
In the past, Mr. Silano has had experience in domestic and international operations as a former U.S. Department of Justice Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Former Special Agent Silano has held positions as a City of Miami Police Officer, Task Force Commander, Police Instructor, Supervisory Special Agent, and a Senior Manager with the U.S. Department of Justice, DEA. He holds a Top Secret Government Clearance, Baccalaureate and Master's Degrees and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 158.
A resident of Menlo Park since 1988, a widower, he has 2 grown children and grandchildren.
Term: 12/20 to 12/24