Brea Old and New: Tick-Tock, History Isn't So Boring After All™ ~ Charlie the Clock

Mayor Don Schweitzer praises Brea’s leadership and staff in his farewell message

6 years ago by in ( City Guide , News , Old/New , Welcome to Brea )
Thank you Brea! For the past eight years it has been my privilege and honor to represent you on the Brea City Council, two of those years as your Mayor.  It has been an unbelievable journey. I have always known that Brea was a special place, but until I was able to see for myself firsthand I didn’t really understand just how special. We are blessed. Brea has had unbelievable leadership throughout the years and staff that cares about their city and its residents. Brea, for them, is much more than just a job; it’s a way of life. Whenever you have employees that have been around for 25 to 30 years, you know it’s more than just a job.

      Together we have accomplished a great deal over the past eight years. Brea is financially strong. While others are struggling, we have actually put money into our reserves. We built a Sports Park and later added a Wall of Honor to remember the great athletes that came from Brea. We enhanced our Museum, built a new bandstand and kept the Brea Fire Department in Brea. We thought outside the box and went solar, saving millions of dollars over the life of the project. Millions of dollars that will go right back into our community. Soon the long anticipated Wildcatter’s Park and new Dog Park will be opening just off Valencia Ave.  I am especially proud of the Brea War Memorial that will be dedicated this November on Veteran’s Day remembering the 19 Breans that paid the ultimate price to secure our freedom.  Yes, Brea is special and I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve.

        Thank you Brea for everything! I will cherish these last eight years forever.

          Mayor Don Schweitzer
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"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded freelance consultant. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting and promoting the city of Brea and its historic iconic Charlie's Clock turned "Charlie the Clock cartoon character!" Click on the front page illustration to read about the beloved time traveling talking clock!!

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