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Government Affairs Staff

Vacant, Manager of Government Affairs

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The Manager of Government Affairs serves as the City’s local, state and federal government relations manager for all City departments, excluding Harbor and Water. They manage a legislative agenda that is focused on economic development, public safety, sustainable and livable cities, local control and support for education. The Manager of Government Affairs oversees print, traditional media and social media public information functions during local emergencies and provides State and federal public policy subject matter expertise to the Mayor, and State and Federal Legislative Committees. They also manage the City’s State and Federal legislative advocacy contracts.

Julia Katz, Government Affairs Analyst 

Tel: (562) 570-5191
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Julia.Katz@longbeach.gov

Ms. Katz supports the Manager of Government Affairs by tracking and analyzing legislative and policy proposals at the local, state, and federal level. She is responsible for conducting research on public policy issues affecting the City of Long Beach. Ms. Katz's legislative advocacy portfolio covers economic development, public safety, education, sustainability, and local control to consistently provide information on legislative affairs to the Manager of Government Affairs, Mayor, Members of the City Council, and City Staff. Her work focuses on advancing Long Beach City Council's adopted State and Federal legislative agendas. Ms. Katz is also involved in strategy to advance the City's public policy priorities.

Ms. Katz comes to the City's Government Affairs team after completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Her local government experience has been enriched by assisting the City of Long Beach, Bureau of Environmental Health with public health outreach and managing the City's noise complaint hotline. This work shaped her Honors Thesis at CSULB on Long Beach transportation services for older adults. Ms. Katz is also experienced in public relations having supported the City's fireworks education campaign and event roll out for the Motorsports Walk of Fame. Ms. Katz is a resident of Long Beach.

Julie Lam, Government Affairs Assistant

Tel: (562) 570-6082
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Julie.Lam@longbeach.gov

Ms. Lam serves as the City’s government affairs assistant for the Government Affairs team. She distributes official City correspondence to members of the City’s State and federal delegations, and prepares and regularly distributes informational items to the Mayor, City Council, and Department Heads. Ms. Lam schedules and coordinates informational briefings with the Mayor and Council Members, and coordinates legislative trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.