As a Rye City Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor, Julie led the fight to reform local government and protect property taxpayers. She held the line on property taxes and worked to negotiate fair labor contracts after years of impasse to save taxpayers money. Julie also protected Rye taxpayers by selling unnecessary city property and using the proceeds to fund critical infrastructure investments.
As a committed government reformer with zero tolerance for corruption and malfeasance, Julie adopted stronger ethics laws to address scandals at the municipal golf course. She played a key role in hiring a new city manager and police commissioner and professionalized the management of city operations.
For the last 25 years, Julie Killian has worked to make Westchester County a better place to live, work and raise a family. A leader in the fight against substance abuse, Julie co-founded RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens) to fight youth drug and alcohol abuse. RyeACT works with the federal government and regional partners to promote prevention through a positive cultural framework. Specifically, RyeACT trains local leaders and youth, develops prevention messages and provides local access to drug and alcohol abuse prevention experts.
After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from New York University, Julie spent more than a decade working on Wall Street in the financial services industry. She and her husband Gary have five children.