Julia Burrows is the director of the Governing Institute, a research and executive-education organization working to advance better government at the state and local levels. As director, she travels the country to advance that agenda through annual Leadership Forums and custom events. She also facilitates the Governing Institute's Women in Government Leadership Program and works with the Institute’s Senior Fellows, Governing Public Officials of the Year and public-policy schools to spotlight best practices at conferences, webinars and partner events.

Prior to joining Governing, Burrows was the president of Greenwise Joint Venture, founded by Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson to broaden the green economy in the region, and served as a special advisor to the mayor. Previously, she served for 22 years with the city of Roseville, Calif., in various roles, including as deputy city manager and as economic development director.

Burrows earned her bachelor's degree in environmental policy analysis and planning from the University of California at Davis.

November 27, 2017

Rep. Kristin Jacobs (FL) appointed to State Hurricane Committee

Climate mitigation expert, former Broward County Mayor, and Women in Government Class of 2015 member will serve on statewide committee to tackle future severe weather events
September 15, 2017

Houston Underwater: WIG Alumnae Help Lead Disaster Response

WIG Alumnae are active in their communities - in good times and bad. Alvarado and Parker rallied in their city's time of need.
September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Rains Down On Louisiana: WIG Member and Alumna Lead in Place

WIG Alumnae are active in their communities - in good times and bad. Weston Broome and Stokes are helping to lead the response to Harvey.
May 23, 2016

Gender Parity’s Untapped Economic Potential

Growing the power of women in the workforce is about more than fairness. It could add trillions to our economy, and a new report shows the way.