Mayor Steinberg hires Sacramento-area government leader as senior policy adviser
Mayor Steinberg Monday announced the appointment of longtime local government professional Julia Burrows as a senior policy adviser whose portfolio will include climate, housing, transportation, diversity & inclusion, and the Chongqing, China trade office.
Her first day with the Mayor’s Office will be Monday, June 3, 2019. Burrows’ official title will be Special Assistant to the Mayor.
“Julia is a top notch professional and leader in our region,” said Mayor Steinberg. “She is a strong addition to our team and will hit the ground running on our high priority issues from climate change to housing and transportation.”
Burrows’ career spans three decades in government, economic development and sustainability. She most recently served as the director of the Governing Institute, a think tank and affiliate of Governing magazine, with a mission to advance innovation, alliances and ideas among state and local governments nationwide. She facilitated the Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program and worked with the Institute’s Senior Fellows, Public Officials of the Year and association partners to highlight best practices at conferences, webinars, and executive events.
Prior to joining Governing, Burrows was President & CEO of Greenwise Joint Venture and senior adviser to Mayor Kevin Johnson for sustainability and investment in Sacramento’s green economy. She previously served 22 years with the City of Roseville in various roles, including Deputy City Manager and Economic Development Director.
Burrows earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning from the University of California, Davis.
“It is a privilege to join the administration of Mayor Darrell Steinberg,” said Burrows. “I am thrilled to join the Mayor’s team to advance his policy agenda and serve the citizens of Sacramento. I welcome the opportunity to contribute my expertise to meet the mayor’s goals of a carbon zero future, housing for all, and a more diverse and equitable economy.”