Julie Winter grew up in So. Cal and fell in love with the Northstate while attending college. She received a BS in Genetics from UC Davis, followed by a BS in Nursing from California State University Sacramento and a Masters in Nursing from UCLA. With her husband and two young sons, she moved to Redding in 1989 and made Redding, California home.
Julie has worked as a nurse practitioner in the community in a variety of settings including many underserved populations. For the last 14 years she has worked in family practice with Andre Van Mol, MD with the goal of providing excellent medical care in a way that brings wholeness to the entire patient. Their office has been awarded the Best Northstate Family Practice office for the past four years.
Julie was a founding member of the Redding Area PA/NP Alliance and has served on the board since its inception in 1994. She has served in numerous leadership positions, including President. She values her profession and the role that NP’s play in access to care for the underserved, and Julie has served several terms on the state board of the California Association of NP’s and served as its Membership Chair. She was also involved with lobbying at the state level for issues related to NP practice and access to care.
As a volunteer board member of Advance Redding, Julie Winter has advocated for sustainable, long-term growth of quality entertainment of the Redding Civic Auditorium and and and improved venue experience for the community. Her leadership has helped the Civic turn a $700K annual deficit into a profitable business model that makes money for the City of Redding and a venue that has improved seating and sound.
Julie desires to not only serve the community, but to find ways to make Redding thrive. She is a 2012 graduate from Leadership Redding and is a member of Redding Rotary, Women’s Fund, Turtle Bay, Friends of the Library, Shasta Historical Society, Shasta Living Streets and the Shasta Arts Council. She currently serves on the City of Redding Community Development Advisory Committee, which oversees funding to agencies that provide services for many of the poor in our community. She believes Turtle Bay is a gem for our children and an economic driver and has spoken at community events and assisted in precinct walking for Measure B.
Understanding that many of our social problems such as crime, substance abuse, homelessness and mental health problems are caused or aggravated by the hopelessness created from the long-term economic malaise of our community, Julie is focused on finding ways to help launch and grow businesses to increase jobs and provide economic opportunities for our citizens. She believes that an improved economy helps move people out of poverty and provides revenue to pay for needed social services. Julie sees the assets and potential that our community has to build a prosperous future for every citizen and she wants our children to be able to stay in Redding to make their dreams come true.
As a city leader, I pledge to:
- Promote and influence the culture of city government to trust, serve, and protect the needs and dreams of all of its citizens, creating a culture of hope instead of fear.
- Make the promotion of job growth my number one priority, because I recognize that small business owners are the backbone of our economy, providing jobs for our citizens and revenue for city services.
- Look for ways to increase the communication and responsiveness between city government and its citizens.
I will make decisions with the following principles in mind:
- Is this decision sustainable long term and what will be the effect on my children and grandchildren?
- Does this serve the city overall or just a special-interest group?
- Does this decision hurt or hinder job growth?
- Does this decision create a community that will be attractive to the young entrepreneurs who are looking for a place to start their business?
- How will this decision affect the 18% of our population that lives below the poverty level?
- Does this decision reward desired behaviors and promote independence in our citizens?
- Does this decision treat root causes as opposed to symptoms?