Mayor Don Schweitzer was elected to the Brea City Council in November 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Prior to his election, he served on the Planning Commission for six years.
As part of his Council duties, Mayor Schweitzer currently represents the City on the Development Committee, Four Corners Transportation Policy Committee, Four Corners Transportation Coalition and the Orange County Waste Management Commission.
Mayor Schweitzer has always been an active and involved member of the Brea community. In 2009, he received the "North Orange County Volunteer of the Year Award," from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Brea-Placentia-Yorba Linda. Mayor Pro Tem Schweitzer is the founder of the Brea Museum and Heritage Center and has served as a Board Member of the Brea Scout Center, the Brea Lions, and was a charter member of the Brea Noon Lions, where he was awarded District Secretary of the Year in 1999. Mayor Pro Tem Schweitzer was a Lions Club International member for more than 13 years, during which time he chaired the North/South All-Star Football Game, held almost every office on the Board of Directors, including serving two terms as its President. In 2001 he was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions International’s highest honor.
Mayor Schweitzer has served on numerous advisory committees. He continues to proactively introduce new and innovative ideas like Brea History Day for Brea's 3rd Graders (that is now in its tenth year), a memorial for fallen Brea servicemen since World War I, and his most recent endeavor, a "Distinguished Brea Athletes” wall at Brea's new Sports Park.
During his term as Mayor in 2008, Mayor Schweitzer's theme was "Experience Brea." In this spirit, he introduced numerous special events to get Breans involved and experience all our community has to offer.
Mayor Schweitzer is a third generation Brean. His grandfather and father also served on the Brea City Council. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University.
Mayor Schweitzer is an architect and owner of Schweitzer Architects. He and his wife Janis have two daughters.