District 1 Councilmember John Cataldo is passionate about helping people. Thoughtful Growth, Progress and Historic Preservation will be priorities of his during his term on City Council.
Together with his partner Arthur Natale, John has been a resident and business owner in Downtown Mount Dora for sixteen years, operating the award-winning Adora Inn. The two turned their 105-year-old building into a boutique, hotel-style bed and breakfast. Since then, they have been hosting travelers coming to Mount Dora from all over the world.
John was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, the youngest of seven children. Having a mother who was a terrific cook, he always loved food and chose to attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York and graduated in 1985. John’s educational experience opened the door for a successful 35-year career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Having served on the Economic Advisory Committee and Planning & Zoning Commission, John hopes his experience and dedication will help address the concerns of District 1 and guide Mount Dora’s growth in a positive direction.