City of Lebanon
The mayor is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and the official head of the Lebanon City Government. The mayor supervises and directs each department, executes and enforces ordinances, prepares the annual budget, and recommends legislative action in the best interest of the city.
Capello was sworn in as Lebanon’s 31st mayor on Jan. 4, 2010 and has served the city for more than 11 years.
She’s proud of the efforts to relocate city operations downtown. Capello said that although the move is not yet completed, all of the documents have been signed to relocate city operations to the facility that formerly housed HACC. She said several elements precipitated the relocation. The community college did not need all the space at its facility, the county needed additional space in the joint building, and the city wanted to boost revitalization efforts in the urban core.
Capello started working with her dad in his construction business when she was 12. “Although I was mainly a gofer, he shared with me that the client deserves an honest day’s work and to never be idle, regardless of your position or title. That work ethic has carried me far,” Capello said.
For fun she lifts weights and does cardio at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA. “I’m not sure that is fun (wink wink), but I love the people and staff there,” she wrote. “! I also love to dance, paint, write poetry and spiritually meditate. It keeps me grounded. And of course, spending time with my family!”
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.