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District 1 - Diane Brooks Dixon (2018)
ddixon@newportbeachca.gov

Diane Dixon

Council Member Diane Dixon represents District 1 on the City Council, having been elected in 2014. She is a firm believer in limited government, small budgets and the power of the people to make their local government work for them, by them and with them.

Diane had a 30-plus-year career as a senior executive at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 public company with $6 billion in annual sales. At Avery, she was responsible for the company global communications and government relations, managing at the intersection of business and government, forging connections among business, government, communities and nonprofit organizations.

Diane has had a four-decade commitment to community leadership and has served on several community boards: United Way, YMCA, public television, USC Board of Councilors and Alumni Association, educational institutions, child service agencies and health-related organizations. She knows how nonprofit organizations can work together with local government and businesses to accomplish goals to improve our communities.

She holds a political science degree from USC (1973, Honors).

Diane's husband of 40 years, Patrick R. Dixon, has had a successful career in criminal justice prosecution. Pat served for 38 years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, including 15 years as head of the office’s Major Crimes Unit and almost three years as Assistant District Attorney.

Diane's only child, Colleen Brooks Tompkins, was a prosecutor with the Manhattan (NY) District Attorney’s office. Colleen and her husband, Graves Tompkins, are the parents of Diane and Pat’s grandsons, Brooks and Walker Tompkins.

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