In 2012, Julie sought appointment to fill a vacancy on the Olympia City Council and was selected. In November 2013, she was elected to her first full term on the council on a platform that included neighborhood planning and improving public involvement. She is a graduate of Seattle University and is currently employed at NOVA Middle School.
Julie’s years of neighborhood leadership have taught her two very invaluable lessons. The first is; being a neighbor is the one thing we all have in common. And the second, all decisions made at a city level, whether at an executive level or by an employee on the front lines are ultimately going to impact each and every one of us, and where we live.
Her vision for Olympia is of a community where all the members, all the neighbors, come together and work together to turn their shared vision of a clean, safe, thriving, and welcoming city into reality. It is a vision that encompasses and celebrates every unique and special neighborhood in Olympia including the downtown core.