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JULIANNA STROUT

 

The Right Person for the Right Reasons

     Julianna Clare Strout is a resident of North Bay Village who is looking to represent the interests and concerns of North Bay Village as the At-Large candidate for Village Commissioner. She has too often heard her neighbors and others throughout the Village express their frustrations at not having their voices and priorities heard and addressed at Village Council meetings. Presently, Julianna is serving as Chair on the Village’s Charter Review Board and the Citizens Budget and Oversight Board.

     Julianna's grandfather John Pierce Lynch was elected to the House of Representatives in Massachusetts. So no surprise, that her interest in politics extends far back. Juliannas' family members were loyal volunteers who supported their favorite candidates and elected officials. Her interest in civic commitment goes back to her youth when she volunteered at nursing homes and animal shelters. While in high school, she volunteered at Baystate Medical Center’s Pediatric ward. She enjoyed speaking with the new mothers and listening to them talk about their newborn babies.

     Julianna continued her community work volunteering at battered women’s shelters and later with the Susan B. Komen breast cancer awareness foundation. She would counsel victims of abuse and prepared them for the stressful experience of testifying in court against their attackers. Advocating for victims of sexual abuse while she was an undergrad at UMASS Dartmouth. In her last semester of college, she entered the Miss Rhode Island/Miss America contest, won and represented Rhode Island in the Miss America Pageant. There, she won an additional scholarship for her platform Finding the Pulse to Recovery and winning a Talent award. Using her scholarships, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Marketing at University of Massachusetts Charlton College of Business and went on to work on an MA at Salve Regina in International Relations.

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     As Miss America Rhode Island 2009 Julianna traveled the state doing numerous public events promoting the state and achievements of others. This venue also allowed her to volunteer at Rhode Island’s Hasbro Children Hospital Miracle Health Network. Julianna spoke with young women’s groups and told them they could do whatever they set their sights on. After graduating, Julianna held some exciting roles. Julianna started her non-for-profit event planning company that specialized in creating unique one of kind events for charities, negotiating the best rates for her clients in the industry.

    Captivated by working with others Julianna did “Show Me Your Character” with the USA network. Interviewing everyday people who had a story to tell, she helped them have their voice heard. After travelling the US Julianna was hired to work for a biotech firm in Cambridge, Mass.

     In Julianna ’s career, she has held various senior-level positions and enhanced her skills in marketing, finance, building projects, event planning and IT infrastructure. Julianna is a woman with a track record of commitment to the public with a strong skill set to see things get done. While residing in North Bay Village, Julianna has supported numerous community initiatives, including youth and education, infrastructure and sustainability. She regularly collaborates with residents and board members to address community issues. She also brings her great compassion for children and their future to her volunteer and fundraising efforts for Little Lighthouse Foundation, Best Buddies, Susan G. Komen and the Make A Wish Foundation.

     Julianna’s political goals include bringing each island’s point of view to every appropriate discussion. She is a consistent and dedicated speaker at North Bay Village’s monthly meetings. She presents questions and challenges with conviction every month, striving to ensure the fiscal and social points and consequences of each one are considered. Most importantly, Julianna wants to reassure North Bay Village residents that she will use her powerful voice to communicate your interests and to communicate back to you.

    Anyone who has met Julianna or heard her in a public forum already should have a very good idea about how well she will be heard in any venue – a Village Council meeting or otherwise.

If elected, Julianna Clare Strout will listen to you and use her big voice to represent the interests of the residents of North Bay Village.