Mayor Buckhorn Appoints Julia Mandell as City Attorney

03/18/15
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn has appointed Julia Mandell to be the City Attorney. She has served in that role in an interim capacity since May 2013.

Ms. Mandell will be the City of Tampa's 2nd female City Attorney.

"Since stepping up as the interim City Attorney, Julia has proven herself to be a key member of our team. Having worked in both the private sector and for Hillsborough County before joining the City of Tampa, she has a working knowledge of how to get things done in local government, and the city will benefit from that experience," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "I look forward to working with her in her new role."

Mandell has been with the Tampa City Attorney's office since 2004, and served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney since 2007. She specializes in local government, land use, and development law, and has been board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law since 2003. Prior to joining the City of Tampa, she was an Assistant County Attorney with Hillsborough County for seven years and spent several years in private practice. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Mandell must be confirmed by Tampa City Council, and her salary will be $153,000.