Meet Brion Curran: Inspired to Serve
Born and raised in Northeast Metro, Brion is a first-generation Minnesotan. She was raised in a household where the values of community service and sacrifice for the common good were central tenets of life.
Interested in furthering this service mentality, Brion began her career in the nonprofit world at Northeast Residence, Inc. two days after graduating Centennial High School in 2003. She spent five years as the Office Assistant and ten years as the Assistant to the Director of Finance. To this day, she works for this same nonprofit serving our neighbors with developmental disabilities in the Northeast Metro. She currently holds the position of Senior Human Resources Generalist.
A Journey through Public Safety
While working full-time at Northeast Residence, Brion started classes at Century College, finishing with an Associate's degree in Investigative Sciences for Law Enforcement with a Certificate in Investigations and a 4.0 GPA.
Brion then joined the White Bear Lake Police Department as a Volunteer Police Reserve Officer. She rose to the rank of Reserve Sergeant, responsible for local event coordination and training other reserve officers. She ensured Police Reserve presence at events in White Bear Lake including Marketfest, the Manitou Days Grand Parade, Polar Plunge, and many more. During this time she was pursuing her Bachelor's Degree at Concordia University.
These experiences fuel Brion’s passion about public safety and creative solutions to keep our communities safe. She will bring her education and vast array of experiences to serving our community in the Minnesota Legislature.
A New Chapter in Serving the Community
Brion resumed her career in the nonprofit health & human services field as a Human Resources professional. She has since become a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and completed the Northeast Metro Young Professionals Program in 2021 through the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC).
As a homeowner and active community member in Vadnais Heights, Brion and her wife, Brandi, searched for more ways to become involved with the community. She joined the Vadnais Heights for Change community group in efforts to establish a Human Rights Commission in Vadnais Heights. While City leadership eventually did not support this commission, human rights are still central to how Brion centers conversations of human dignity and individual rights in our politics.