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, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in international management. Her career allowed her to live in London, Dallas, Miami and she eventually moved to Charlotte, where she and her husband settled in 1998.
When Julie sees a need, she takes action. So when a man tried to abduct her at gunpoint in Charlotte in 2007, Julie’s response was to found Neighbors for a Safer Charlotte (NSC), a coalition of neighborhood leaders. 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.
While civic engagement is important to Julie, her most cherished role is as a wife to Tom, and as a mom to their three college-age children: Jack, Joe and Kate.