Julie Zolghadr has been a member of the budget staff for the City of Springfield since 1989 and has served as the budget division manager since 1995. Her division oversees the activities of 12 city agencies with a total annual budget of approximately $280M across 40 funds.
The division reviews all spending documents, personnel transactions, pending legislation, and provides key support to the City’s labor relations function through analyzing collective bargaining economic request.
Julie is a regular presenter for IGFOA, Illinois Municipal League, Illinois Municipal Clerks Association, Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association, and the Illinois Association of County Board Members. She is an advocate of making budget information not only accessible to the public but easily understandable to all citizen stakeholders.