Green Festival Speakers

Julie Anderson



Julie Anderson is a senior policy advisor for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, where she arrived in April 2007. She concentrates on green economy, workforce development, global health, and industry cluster policies. Concurrently, Julie is an elected official, serving as a Tacoma City Council Member since 2004.


For over 20 years, Julie has been known as an advocate for local government, a public servant, and commonsense administrator. Julie's past professional service comes from a wide variety of fields, including political strategy, human services, criminal justice and business association management. She is a 2009 Woman of Distinction, a 2008 Woman of Influence, and a 2004 40 Under 40 (acknowledging young business leaders in the South Sound). Julie is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow. The Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) is the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington.