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Greenwood Elem. PTA president on McGinn’s staff

Julie McCoy, president of Greenwood Elementary School’s Parents and Teachers Association, will be the chief of staff for Mayor-elect Mike McGinn, according to a recent press release.

McGinn, who lives in Greenwood, takes office Jan. 1.

Here’s the full release announcing three appointments:

SEATTLE – Mayor-elect Mike McGinn announced Monday night three members of his new administration.

Darryl Smith will serve as the Deputy Mayor for Communities. Smith has a long record of community involvement. He serves currently as president of Great City and as a member of the board of directors of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund. Smith is former president of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Seattle Planning Commission and the board of Allied Arts.

Phil Fujii will serve as the Deputy Mayor for Operations. Fujii brings 24 years of experience in Seattle city government. He currently is community relations manager for Vulcan Inc., where he is in charge of building strong relationships with community-based organizations. He was legislative assistant for former Seattle City Councilmember Cheryl Chow. His city tenure also included serving as Neighborhood Development Manager in the Department of Neighborhoods.

Julie McCoy will serve as Chief of Staff in the McGinn administration. McCoy is a principal in the Mercury Group. She has also worked on Capitol Hill as well as on U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns. McCoy is president of the Greenwood Elementary Parents and Teachers Association and is an active volunteer with Water 1st, a local non-profit organization that works to bring clean water and sanitation to poor communities in Africa and India.