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Susan M. Brooks

Susan M. Brooks, American mayor. Certified teacher K-12 special education, art.


  • Brooks, Susan M. was born on March 8, 1950 in New York City. Daughter of Edward P. Mittermeier and Loretta Marie (Geiger) Van Tassel.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Nassau Community College, 1970. Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1973.


    • Unit leader orthopedically and learning disabled New York City Public Schools, 1973-1976. Administrative intern learning disabled, chair high school department Arlington (Virginia) Public Schools, 1976-1985. Home/hospital instructor learning and emotionally handicapped Los Angeles County Schools, 1985-1987.

      Director public relations Palos Verdes Art Center, 1987-1989. President Brooks Communications, since 1988. Mayor City of Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, 1993, councilwoman, since 1991.

      Executive board directors California Contract Cities Association, chair by-laws committee. Member Regional Council Southern California Association Governments, vice chair North America Free Trade Agreement committee.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher K-12 special education, art.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Rolling Hills Little League, 1990-1991. Vice president, co-founder East Peninsula Education Council, 1986. Volunteer, consultant various Republican campaigns.

    Board directors League of Women Voters, 1987. Delegate Rancho Palos Verde Council Homeowners Association, 1986-1989. President Mira Catalina Homeowners Association, 1988-1991.

    Member National Association of Female Executives, California Elected Women's Association for Education and Research, Palos Verde Chamber of Commerce.


    • Married James C. Brooks, August 24, 1974. Children: Aaron, Meredith.
    • father: Edward P. Mittermeier Tassel
    • mother: Loretta Marie (Geiger) Van Tassel
    • spouse: James C. Brooks
    • children: Aaron Brooks
    • Meredith Brooks
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    Born March 8, 1950
    (age 67)