David Caretto was elected to the City Council in November 2010, re-elected in 2014 and was appointed as Mayor in December 2014 and December 2015. David also currently serves as Chairman on both the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) Board of Directors, and Vice Chairman of the Successor Agency. He has also previously served as Vice- Chair of the Improvement Agency, Chairman of the MARTA Board of Directors and Vice-Chair of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District. Prior to those appointments, David served on the Planning Commission from 2006 to 2010, and held the position of Chairman from 2007 to 2008. David is a volunteer with various community organizations including the Bear Valley Community Hospital Foundation, Soroptimist and Lighthouse Project just to name a few.
During his professional career, David served as General Manager and Secretary for the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA), as well as City Manager/City Clerk for the City of Irwindale, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk for the City of Pico Rivera, City Manager and Assistant City Manager for the City of Signal Hill, and Planning Technician for the City of Lynwood. He has been married to his wife Cindy for the last 30 years, and they have two grown children, Nick, and Peter, both of whom are veterans of the Iraq war.