Councilmember Julie Pace is serving her first term as a member of Town Council.
Councilmember Julie Pace is a proud 4th generation Arizonan who has lived in Paradise Valley since 2003 after years of being active in civic affairs in the East Valley, including serving as Chair of the Mesa Redevelopment Commission (handling planning and zoning, board of adjustment, and design review) and on the Board of the East Valley Partnership.
Julie has practiced law for more than 25 years after previously working in investment and insurance sales management. She earned a B.S. in Business, magna cum laude, and J.D., cum laude, from Arizona State University. She has held leadership positions in many professional and civic organizations, particularly in the construction industry, and Arizona Business Magazine named her as one of the 10 most influential lawyers in Arizona in 2008. In 1994, Julie was honored to receive the Rio Salado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Community Vision Award for her “Contributions to the Built Community.”
Her law practice focuses on representing businesses in a wide variety of employment law matters, including OSHA, I-9 and E-Verify immigration compliance, handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, executive and employment agreements, investigations, training, counseling and litigation. She is regularly quoted in local and national media on employment law and other issues.
Her priorities on the Town Council are public safety, fiscal responsibility, resident concerns, and preservation of the unique, low-density quality of life in Paradise Valley, particularly the ambiance of its mountain views and hillside areas. Julie worked diligently on updating the Hillside Zoning Ordinance and Safety Code.
Julie also is Chair of the ACOPS Committee that works in cooperation with the Town’s Police Department to strengthen the public involvement, education, and security of residents. Julie believes residents are a partner with the police to ensure safety in their homes and on the streets.
Julie’s hobbies include being an avid and award-winning photographer, travelling to 90 countries, and certified by Desert Botanical Garden in desert plant forms and maintenance.