Julie Hope, Principal Administrative Analyst
November 15, 2021
What motivates you to work hard?
My job is to implement successfully, and in a positive manner, the will of the Board and the direction of my CEO. Well, I always say, I don’t get paid to implement my opinion. I take pride in being able to deliver positive results for our organization, especially in difficult situations.
Please describe your role with your County:
As a CAO Analyst, I am assigned to Health and Human Services Agency, Elections, Housing, and the Veterans Services Office. I have been a CAO Analyst for more than 20 years with past assignments in Land Use, Public Safety, and General Government.
Over the years in the CAO’s Office, I’ve had the honor of working on Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act implementation, updating the County’s 20-year Americans with Disabilities Act Plan, and I was the Finance Officer for two $20 million capital projects—a new library and a new Juvenile Rehabilitative Facility. I worked on coordinating and processing our countywide Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds, including state reporting. I’ve learned so much and I am so happy to say that I am still learning every day, especially from all the new employees.
What’s your proudest professional or personal accomplishment?
Seeing others succeed. I love when my nominations for countywide Employee of the Month or Employee of the Year are recognized. I believe it is incumbent upon good managers to recognize, mentor, support, and reward good, loyal, dedicated, hard-working employees.
What are you currently reading?
The Irrational Side of Change Management along with lots of American Rescue Plan Act and CalAIM info.
What makes Shasta County special?
The beautiful natural surroundings. Mt Lassen, Mt Shasta, Whiskeytown Lake, Burney Falls, the list goes on and on. Gorgeous. I love the small community atmosphere where I can get to know everyone I work with, the public I serve, and a wide variety of community agencies.