Jennifer Brutus has been working for the City of Arcadia for going on eight years. She is currently a Management Analyst for the Arcadia Police Department where she provides administrative and analytical support in the areas of the budget, procurement and contracts, public safety grants, and project management, in addition to conducting research for police projects. Previously, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for Arcadia’s Detective Bureau, an Analyst for Metro (Human Resources and Human Services), and has performed volunteer work for the City of Upland’s Community Services Department.
In 2016, she graduated from the University of La Verne with a Doctorate degree in Public Administration (D.P.A.). Dr. Brutus’ dissertation titled “Fiscal Sustainability in Suburban Cities: A Comparative Case Study of Fiscal Health and Civic Engagement in Southern California” calls attention to financial health and civic engagement in local government and how two cities, the City of Upland and the City of Claremont, have continued the provision of goods and services to their communities since after the Great Recession. Her primary areas of research have focused on local government finances, fiscal sustainability, and public participation. She also holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of La Verne and a B.S. in Business Administration and Minor in Fine Arts from Cal State LA.
Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and their three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. As a working mom, she makes the most of every minute. She gives her best to her family while also giving her best to her career in local government. In her personal time, she enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, party planning, reading books to her kids, and dressing her kids up for church on Sundays.