Meet Councilwoman Julie Eiselt
Julie Eiselt grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin as one of four children. She attended public schools, including college at Indiana University. At Indiana, she received a BA in Spanish, with minors in French and Business. Julie went on to receive a Master’s degree in international management at The American Graduate School of International Management. Her career in international banking and manufacturing allowed her to live in London, Dallas, Milwaukee and Miami, while traveling extensively to Latin America and Eastern Europe. Julie and her husband Tom moved to Charlotte in 1998, to work and raise their three children: Jack, Joe and Kate.
When Julie sees a need, she takes action. So after a man tried to abduct her at gunpoint in Charlotte in 2007, Julie founded "Neighbors for a Safer Charlotte" a coalition of neighborhood leaders that advocated for safer streets and neighborhoods. This effective grassroots organization spurred more funding for Charlotte’s police department and court system, and more accountability from public officials. Julie’s work led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to present her with the Citizen Service award, and the Charlotte Observer to name her as one of “Seven To Watch” for her work in public safety.
In 2015, Julie was elected at-large to the Charlotte City Council. In her first run for office, Julie was honored to be the top vote-getter, earning more votes in that election cycle than any candidate throughout North Carolina. As a first-term Council member, Julie chairs the Community Safety committee, serves as Vice-Chair of the Economic Development committee, and is a member of the Intergovernmental committee.