Both National Geographic and the "Today" show recently recognized Boulder as "The Happiest City in the U.S... but what does that mean? ICF co-founder Lou Zacharilla sits down with Boulder's Julia Richman to discuss the award and Boulder's unique characteristics that make it one of the happiest places to live.
Julia is the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer for the City of Boulder. She is responsible for the City’s data, performance management, and innovation programs. Prior to working for the City, she spent nearly a decade at Deloitte Consulting, leading projects that advanced service and business operations strategies in the public sector. Mrs. Richman has worked with states, universities, non-profits, and the federal government on large scale, enterprise-wide transformation efforts including restructuring, cost reduction, business processes improvement, operations improvement, enterprise governance, portfolio management, innovation, and organizational design. Julia is a Colorado native. She is a graduate of Leadership Denver and the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training. She is a mentor for Colorado Based Greenhouse Scholars and also sits on the Colfax Marathon board of directors. She has an MPP from the University of Chicago and an AB from Dartmouth College.