Welcoming a new city engineer
City Engineer Julie Long started in her position in September, but she’s been with the City for 15 years. She started as a Civil Engineer in 2003.
“I am excited to take a look at different practices and projects I’ve been involved in from a new perspective,” she said. “And I’m happy to be able to continue the relationships I have here.”
Julie began her career in the private sector doing consulting work. When she saw the job listing for a civil engineer back in 2003, she was intrigued by the idea of working in public service. Julie says her favorite thing about working in government comes back to relationships.
“I like talking to residents and hearing their concerns,” she said. “We can’t always do the exact thing they’re asking, but we help however we’re able. As a consultant, I was always a step removed from that process.”
Julie has her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytech Institute and a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University.