New Advocate, Julie Hutcheson, joins Committee for Green Foothills

(We’re extremely happy to have Julie join our team and expand our efforts to help preserve the natural resources, working farmlands, and native habitats of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  -Brian)



 Environmental group hires new Legislative Advocate

Activist will join Brian Schmidt and Lennie Roberts as County watchdogs

PALO ALTO, CAEnvironmental nonprofit Committee for Green Foothills announced today that the organization has hired local activist Julie Hutcheson to serve as the organization’s third County Legislative Advocate.  Hutcheson will join longtime Legislative Advocates Brian Schmidt and Lennie Roberts, who will also continue to work on open space issues throughout Santa Clara and San MateoCounties.

Hutcheson, a native Canadian and long time Morgan Hill resident, has been involved locally advocating for preservation of farmland, improving and sustaining smart growth and quality of life, and open space protection.  She is the founder of Thrive! Morgan Hill, was active in the 2009 Measure A campaign for the Downtown Morgan Hill, has been an advocate of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Business Advocacy Committee and the Environmental Affairs Council.  

 “Julie brings to our team a strong working knowledge of county issues and policies.  Her first-hand experience with local land use issues and grassroots organizing is invaluable to the Committee’s work in the County,” said Cynthia D’Agosta, Executive Director.  “We are excited about adding her expertise and passion to our team of Advocates and increasing our capacity to fight for protection of local lands for future generations.”

About Committee for Green Foothills

Committee for Green Foothills is a regional grassroots organization working to establish and maintain land-use policies that protect the environment throughout San Mateo and Santa ClaraCounties.  Committee for Green Foothills, established in 1962, is a Bay Area leader in the continuing effort to protect open space and the natural environment of our beautiful area.  For more information about the Committee, visit

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