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Julie M. Brenman

Adjunct Instructor, MPA Program

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. Previously, she served as director of strategic initiatives, assistant city manager, and director of budget and management services for the City of Durham. Before moving to North Carolina, Julie worked for the city and county of San Francisco, CA, as director of planning and budget, budget and fiscal operations manager, and budget manager with the Department of Human Services, and as budget/policy analyst in the Office of the Mayor. Her 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. 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. Julie holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in public policy from Harvard University.

Selected Publications

Allison, Gregory S., and Brenman, Julie M. 2013. Local Government Budgeting: A Guide for North Carolina Elected Officials. Chapel Hill, NC. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

Newcomer, Kathryn E.; Hatry, Harry P.; and Wholey, Joseph S. 2015. Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, 4th Edition. Jossey-Bass. “Using Trained Observer Ratings” chapter.

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