Barrick graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and was hired as East Orange’s manager of comprehensive planning. In 2003, she took a job with Public Financial Management, a Philadelphia-based firm.Barrick, 33, was lauded by East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser. He said Barrick was chosen for the administrator position based on her previous experience with in East Orange and on her budgetary consulting with Newark, Camden, New Orleans and other cities through Public Financial Management. About five years ago, Barrick helped Philadelphia formulate a shared services program, consolidating the government’s housing services into one entity. “She understands how to work with distressed cities,” Bowser said.
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