Mayor Pro Tem Christine Marick was elected to the Brea City Council in November 2012. Prior to her election to the City Council, she served on the Planning Commission from January 2010 through December 2012.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mayor Pro Tem Marick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service with a focus on international economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management.
After college, Mayor Pro Tem Marick joined the government relations firm Podesta Group as director of administration. She later served as an economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. In 1998, she relocated to Southern California to work for Score Learning, a start-up organization providing supplemental education to children in grades K-8.
Upon her graduation from business school, Mayor Pro Tem Marick worked as a municipal bond credit analyst for the investment firm Payden & Rygel, where she analyzed the creditworthiness of cities, counties, states, school districts, and other municipal entities across the country. In 2006, she left the workforce to focus on her family.
Mayor Pro Tem Marick has called Brea home since 2003. She and her husband were initially drawn to Brea for its hometown feel, abundant shopping and dining, and convenient location. They now appreciate Brea’s high level of community services and citizen involvement as well as the high quality schools.