Areas of Expertise
Julie Brenman joined the School of Government as adjunct faculty in 2008. She has over 15 years of municipal executive experience and currently works as a management consultant to governments and nonprofits. She served previously as Director of Strategic Initiatives, Assistant City Manager and Director of Budget & Management Services for the City of Durham, N.C. Before moving to North Carolina, Brenman worked for the City and County of San Francisco, CA, as Director of Planning and Budget, Budget & Fiscal Operations Manager, and Budget Manager with the Department of Human Services and as Budget/Policy Analyst in the Office of the Mayor. Publications include Local Government Budgeting: A Guide for North Carolina Elected Officials and a chapter on Using Trained Observer Ratings in the Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (Wholey, et al). She is a member of the International City/County Management Association and a Credentialed Manager, and has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association. Brenman earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.