Julie Hutcheson joined Committee for Green Foothills as a Legislative Advocate in 2010 when we dedicated greater resources in southern Santa Clara County. Hiring Julie was one of the best decisions we ever made. She embraced the challenge, and her tenacious professionalism resulted in many victories for open space that will be felt for generations.
The array of talent it takes to be an effective Committee for Green Foothills’ Legislative Advocate is nothing short of staggering. Advocates must have complete command of countless constantly shifting parts: the details of a proposal, the regulations of a specific jurisdiction, the politics at play, the sentiment of concerned community groups, and much more. An advocate must be the best-informed person in the room who advocates with a balance of determination, deference, and respect that fulfills the objectives of our mission to protect the open space, farmland, and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Julie possesses that special amalgam of dedication and talents that are the foundation of a superb advocate. After seven years of service with Committee for Green Foothills, Julie is moving on to the next chapter in her professional life as External Affairs Manager with the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School.
We are sorry to see Julie go, but all of us at Committee for Green Foothills say goodbye with gratitude, respect, and best wishes. We could not be more proud of Julie’s tenure with us, and we know she will bring the same dedication, wisdom, and passion to her new position.
Julie, we will all miss you. Don’t be a stranger!
Please join us in thanking Julie.