As commissioner for District 3, Julia Brim-Edwards calls on her experience as a longtime East Portland community and business leader, parent activist, and volunteer to bring people together to find solutions to Multnomah County’s most urgent problems. In addition to her role on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, Julia also sits on the Portland Public Schools Board, having served one term from 2001-05 and another starting in 2017 through the present day.
Julia has lived in Southeast Portland for more than 45 years, attended Glencoe Elementary, graduated from Washington-Monroe High School, and earned a BA from Oregon State University. She is a six-sport athlete, has been inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame, and was a co-founder of the PIL Foundation, which supports equitable access for all students to middle and high school sports. In 2016, she was appointed by the Governor to serve as a Board Trustee for Oregon State University and recently was a Board appointee to the team that recruited and hired the new OSU President, Jayathi Murthy.
She and Randall Edwards have raised three children in Southeast Portland, and as parents, they both participated in their kids’ school communities, including 18 years of PTA and Site Council meetings and volunteering in the classroom and with athletics.