Julia D. Novak, President

Julia Novak

Julia Novak,

  • Education
    Master of Public Administration, University of Kansas, 1988
    Bachelor of Arts, George Mason University, 1986
  • Professional Certifications
    Certified Professional Manager, International City/County Management Association
    Master Facilitator, The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator
  • Industry
22 years
    Consulting: 6 years
    Local Government:
    16 years

Julia Novak has more than 20 years’ experience working with and for local governments. She is a consultant, trainer and facilitator who has worked with many organizations and community groups. From 2003 to 2009, she served as a vice president for a consulting firm that specializes in working with local governments. In September 2009, she established The Novak Consulting Group after acquiring Public Management Partners.

In 2002, Julia was one of 20 practitioners who participated in a symposium sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) on the future of local government administration. In its book, “The Future of Local Government Administration,” the ICMA included her response to a paper written by Dr. James Svara entitled, “City Council, Roles, Performance and the Form of Government.” In 2009, Julia wrote “Preparing Councils for Their Work,” with Dr. John Nalbandian for Public Management magazine.

In 2000, the ICMA awarded Julia its Assistant’s Excellence in Leadership Award for her work in building community and increasing organizational capacity as deputy city manager of Rockville, Maryland.

Julia earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from George Mason University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. Julia was in the first class certified by ICMA as Credentialed Local Government Managers and maintains that designation. She is certified to administer several level-B psychological assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, Apter Motivational Styles Profile and the Strength Deployment Inventory. She also is trained in popular level-A assessments including the Thomas-Killman Conflict Modes Inventory and the Human Element-B.