- Truckee Meadows Tomorrow welcomes Julia Ratti, Director of Programs and Projects for Northern Nevada Public Health, to its Board of Directors -
RENO, Nev. (September 25, 2023) — Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is pleased to announce former Nevada State Senator, Julia Ratti, has joined its 2023 Board of Directors. Ratti’s unique combination of public service and professional experience in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sectors have provided her with meaningful opportunities to improve our national, state, and local communities; Truckee Meadows will undoubtedly benefit from the breadth of knowledge she brings to her seat at TMT. Beginning her term in August 2023, Ratti joins a board of active and engaged community leaders, business owners, and non-profit professionals committed to measuring data and fostering insights for key Quality of Life indicators throughout Northern Nevada. Professionally, Ratti is the current Director of Programs and Projects for Northern Nevada Public Health, formerly Washoe County Health District, overseeing organizational development, community engagement and planning, and health equity initiatives.
“TMT is a catalyst for data-driven decisions. I'm excited to be part of its next generation, supporting the role TMT plays with our work at Northern Nevada Public Health.”
Before her time at NNPH, Ratti was a Strategic Leadership Strategist for Girl Scouts of the USA, supporting national initiatives and helping to strengthen Girl Scouts Councils nationwide. This position followed her stint as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. Prior roles also focused on lifting kids, including her professional start at Partners in Education building community partnerships to strengthen education, and her time as Executive Director of the Gang Alternatives Partnership providing positive alternatives to kids who needed an opportunity.
Ratti’s robust public service includes five years served at the Nevada Legislature as a State Senator. During her tenure, she was the Assistant Majority Leader and chaired the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Ratti focused her efforts on strengthening the social safety net for all Nevadans. Before her time at the state senate, she served eight years on the Sparks City Council.
“I'm thrilled Julia is joining our board, and I'm looking forward to working closely with her as we shape the future of TMT. Her proven leadership experience and deep commitment to our community and state make her an outstanding asset to our Board of Directors."
Between her public and professional ventures, she built and ran her own successful business for over a decade, providing management solutions primarily to nonprofit and government organizations serving the Northern Nevada and California region. In her spare time, you can find Julia and her husband James working on their 1950s home, renovating vintage Airstream trailers, or hiking and camping with their rescue dog Gus. Ratti’s vast experience and deep commitment to the well-being of the communities around her are a welcomed addition to the TMT Board of Directors. To learn more about Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, visit truckeemeadowstomorrow.org or the 2022 Truckee Meadows Community Progress Report. For media inquiries, contact Kylie Rowe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Truckee Meadows Tomorrow:
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) was crafted in 1989 by an Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) committee in response to local research showing Quality of Life as the leading reason businesses relocate to the region. TMT started as an “organization of organizations” whose members worked at the grassroots level to help spread the idea that indicators could be used to measure the region’s quality of life in relation to the impacts of constant growth. For over three decades, TMT has collaborated with business owners, policy-makers, educators, nonprofits, community leaders, and residents across Washoe County and the surrounding areas to define measurable and actionable indicators to monitor how we’re doing as a community at preserving and enhancing our collective quality of life. More than 30 years later, TMT remains a vital player in our community by providing accurate, timely, and objective data needed to prioritize, address, and advocate for quality-of-life issues.