Brigette Peterson was born and raised in Massachusetts. In 1995, she, her husband Mark and daughter Jenn decided to relocate. They quickly chose Gilbert, AZ for the beautiful weather, excellent sense of community and high level of schools. She left behind a 10 year career at Raytheon, where she held a Secret clearance with the Federal Government and worked on many government contracts.
Brigette Peterson served on the Gilbert Town Council in her first term from January 2015 - January 2019 and her 2nd term from January 2019 - March 2020 (she had to resign to run for Mayor). Brigette served as Vice Mayor in 2018.
At the time of her resignations, Brigette served on:
Valley Metro RPTA Board of Directors
League of Cities & Towns General Administration, Human Resources and Elections (GAHRE) committee
And as Council Liaison to:
Gilbert Planning Commission
Gilbert Sister Cities Board
Gilbert Feeding Families
Land Development Code Update Subcommittee
Northwest Employment Corridor committee
Brigette serves as a Republican Precinct Committeeman (PC) and State Committeeman for Legislative District 12.
Brigette is a current member of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series Class of 2020.
Brigette is an alumni of Gilbert Leadership Class VIII, former Board Member and Past Chair of the Gilbert Leadership Board of Directors. She currently serves on the alumni and program development subcommittees. Gilbert Leadership is a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation.
Prior to being elected to Town Council Brigette served on the Gilbert Planning Commission for over 14 years. She has also served as the Zoning Hearing Officer and on many Gilbert steering committees and stakeholder groups.
Married to Mark, they have one daughter Jenn and son-in-law Shawn. Brigette and Mark currently enjoy time with their 3 pets (1 dog and 1 cat from local rescues) and 1 Golden Retriever (former assistance dog-in-training). They also enjoy day trips in Marks Jeep as part of the Town of Gilbert employee 4-wheelers Club. Other hobbies include holiday décor/crafts, social media and digital photography.
Brigette is also a member of the NRA
Our daughters wedding day right here in Gilbert at Val Vista lakes!
Our pets; Tami Jo, Snuggles and Sven
As 4 parents raising our daughter, we all shared in her wedding ceremony together.