I am a proud 18-year Paradise Valley resident and currently serve as your Vice Mayor. I have served you as a Council member for the past 4 years.
I am a fourth-generation Arizonan, and my ancestors came to Arizona in covered wagons in the late 1800's. My family still has a cattle ranch in Navajo County. I am a life-long Arizona resident and attained a B.S in Business Administration, magna cum laude, and J.D., cum laude at ASU. My Arizona roots and connections are strong.
I am a 28-year employment, OSHA, and construction lawyer who is passionate about working with my clients to solve problems and help them succeed in their businesses. Prior to attending law school, I worked as a sales manager in the securities and insurance industry in Scottsdale.
I have a strong passion for preserving the quality of life in our Town. I have been fortunate to work with the Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust (PVMPT) to help reinvigorate and rebrand the Trust, develop a recognition event for residents who have donated over 233 acres, fostered new donations, and facilitated publication of a conservation children’s book called "The Story of Camelback Mountain," all proceeds benefit the Trust.
I have been active in civic affairs and community service in leadership positions for more than 30 years. Information about my professional and civic experience is described on the Home Page of this website. My track record demonstrates that I pay it forward voluntarily by devoting efforts to making things better.
I was elected to Town Council in 2016. I successfully ran at the urging of neighbors and other residents who lived on the mountains or who enjoyed and respected our mountain terrain. These residents shared concerns about protecting mountain views and ambience, addressing drainage and runoff issues, desiring to preserve the unique quality of life in Paradise Valley and asked me to lead in the efforts to accomplish these goals.
I led grassroots efforts in our PV community to stop a 64-foot high structure from being built high on Camelback Mountain. It would have scarred and forever changed the views of Camelback Mountain. As a community, we succeeded in stopping the project even though initially the Town staff was recommending it. And, two of our amazing residents, purchased the property to preserve it as open space in its natural environment.
Our Town's general plan is coming up for review, revision and approval by Town residents. I look forward to working on the general plan and using my experience to integrate our Town heritage and low-density, residential character into the document. My past experience of serving on a large, complicated municipal general plan that took over a year to adopt will benefit our Town.
I will continue to approach my service on the Town Council with the commitment, energy and passion that I have devoted to other endeavors during my career. Here are some highlights:
As a lawyer, I am a problem-solver and in the conflict-resolution business. I am known for my creative solutions, thinking outside the box, to find mutually satisfactory solutions to the conflicts that divide parties. I have engaged in trouble-shooting services for private businesses, industries and trade associations, as well as State and local governments to resolve issues.
I have been privileged to serve on the Paradise Valley Town Council and have enjoyed working with my peers to identify, prevent and solve problems in an efficient and business-like manner. I am accessible to Town residents and strive to seek solutions that are a win-win outcome when possible. I bring my skills, knowledge and experience to collaborate and work for you to benefit the residents of Paradise Valley.
PACE stands for Passion, Action, Commitment and Execution. I welcome your views, comments, suggestions and support. Please contact me through this website or at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-985-2613. Thank you for your interest. I respectfully ask for your vote on August 4, 2020.
Paradise Valley's future is bright! I will be privileged to continue putting my experience and qualifications to work for you in the Town we love.
Please vote to Re-Elect Julie Pace to the Town Council to Set the Pace for Quality of Life in Paradise Valley!
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The primary election is August 4, 2020 and mail-in ballots will be sent or you can go to Town Hall and vote in person.
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