FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 10, 2013
After 26 years with the City of Charlotte, Assistant City Manager Julie Burch announced today that she will be retiring in December.
Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey says, “Both the City organization and community are grateful for Julie’s tireless professionalism throughout the years. We wish her the very best in retirement.”
Julie joined the City of Charlotte in 1987 as an Assistant City Manager after 12 years in various management roles at the City of Phoenix. She has been responsible for environment, neighborhoods and housing activities for the City, leading the development of the organization's first Focus Area Plan for the environment as well as providing regular annual updates. She is also the lead staff member for two City Council committees: Environment and Housing and Neighborhood Development. She chairs a multidisciplinary staff team to develop and implement environmental policies and programs representing the City in several regional environmental initiatives related to sustainability. Burch leads a team of internal City departments and external service agency representatives working together to leverage resources to improve Charlotte's quality of life.
Julie Burch also provided strong leadership to the City organization as she served in the Interim City Manager role from December 2012 to April 2013.
“With a 38-year career in local government, Julie serves as an outstanding example of dedication to public service. She has been an integral part of our team and we thank her for the many contributions she’s made as an Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager,” states City Manager Ron Carlee.
Julie’s last day with the City of Charlotte will be Friday, December 13.