Julie Mares

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 408-437-5400

Julie Mares serves as Management Partners’ Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for leading the management of the firm’s day-to-day operations in collaboration with key executive staff. As a seasoned career public sector manager with more than two decades of broad executive experience, Julie has deep experience working within a general purpose local government, with special emphasis on strategic and work planning and process improvement. Julie served as City Manager for the City of Milpitas, California, where she led a staff of 400 employees to serve a diverse population of nearly 80,000. She also served as Deputy City Manager of Neighborhood Services and Director of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services for the City of San José. She began her public-sector career working for the City of Tucson as Deputy Director of Budget and Research, Assistant to the City Manager, and Human Resources Administrator. Her skills and experience include strategic partnerships with school districts and businesses, civic engagement and collaboration with community stakeholders, and development of financially sustainable approaches to the delivery of services.