Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area?
My name is Julie Brua, and I have lived in Libertyville for 15 years. My husband RJ, a local realtor, and I got married in Libertyville, and we decided to move to this community due to the outstanding school district and love of the area.
Do you have child(ren)? Age(s)
I have one daughter Audrey who is 16, a junior at Libertyville High School.
What are your favorite things to do in the area with and without your kids? Family friendly restaurant? Date night?
My husband and I enjoy watching our daughter play soccer at Libertyville High School. In addition, we enjoy exercising at the Centre Club and going to dinner in downtown Libertyville.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor or in the corporate world? How’d you get involved with it?
I recently accepted the role of President of the Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club. This philanthropic club has been serving the communities of Lake County since 1963. Membership is open to all women interested in sharing their time and talents through volunteer and social activities. Juniors helps to support several area organizations that support local women and children.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
The community has the feel of a small town. We love Libertyville Days, the parades downtown, and the stores and restaurants Libertyville has to offer.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I am also a school administrator in a local school district.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another Mom?
Enjoy every minute of your child’s educational years. It is so true!
What are your favorite places to travel near and far and why?
We love going to downtown Cancun, Mexico as a family for holiday break.
Which podcasts and/or TED Talks inspire you the most?
Brene Brown’s and Rita Pierson’s TED Talks are exceptional!
Tell me about your favorite book/s. I love receiving fiction and non-fiction recommendations!
I read a lot of books about education. One of my favorite books is The Element by Sir Ken Robinson.
What is next for you?
Our next Juniors meeting is October 6th at 7pm at the Libertyville Civic Center! We’d love new members! If you’re interested please email [email protected]. Join us and learn how you can make a positive difference in our community while making lifelong friends in the process!
DONATION DROP-OFF FOR LOCAL AREA SCHOOLS, TEACHERS & STAFF
HELP US SHOW THE TEACHERS OUR SUPPORT!
DROP YOUR DONATIONS IN THE BIN AT THE LIBERTYVILLE CIVIC CENTER WHICH IS OPEN FROM 9AM – 10PM DAILY AT 135 W. CHURCH STREET by 10/5/20.
Label your items by which of the following schools you’d like to receive it: Adler, Butterfield, Copeland, Highland, Rockland, Oak Grove or St. Joe’s.
We would be so grateful if you would donate any of the following items:
*Chisel point and bullet point expo markers
*Post it notes
*Bulletin board borders
*Bulletin board paper
*Magnetic pocket organizers
*Fun binder clips
*Fun file folders
*Fun pocket folders
*Gift cards to any office supply store, Target, Wal-mart, Amazon, or Starbucks