Julie Mares joins MRG with over 25 years of local government experience, particularly emphasizing strategic planning, city council relations, leadership development, financial sustainability, and community engagement. Julie is a strategic thinker, capable of helping organizations adapt to fiscal and service challenges.

Prior to affiliating with MRG, Julie was the Chief Operating Officer for Management Partners where, in collaboration with the executive team, she directed all aspects of operational policies, objectives, and initiatives that enabled the consulting agency to be well-positioned to provide value-added services to all local government clients. She served as City Manager for the City of Milpitas, where she was responsible for all services in the full-service city, its staff of 400 employees providing water utility, sewer utility, police, fire, and general municipal services, serving a diverse population of nearly 80,000. Before Milpitas, Julie worked for nearly eleven years with the City of San José, the nation’s tenth largest city. As San José Deputy City Manager, she focused both on strategic partnerships with schools and businesses and on civic engagement and collaboration with community stakeholders to create and maintain safe and healthy neighborhoods. Julie began her public sector career working for the City of Tucson for nearly twelve years as Deputy Director of Budget and Research, Assistant to the City Manager, and Human Resources Administrator. As the head of the Research and Organizational Effectiveness Division she collaborated with internal clients providing a variety of management consulting services to strengthen and enhance organizational performance and effectiveness.

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Phone: (408) 600-4000