Candidate questionnaire: Julie Metzger

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Julie Metzger

NAME: Julie Metzger

AGE: 52

PLACE OF BIRTH:

Perryville, MO - Parents are Paul and Donna Hoeckele

SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

I am married to Mike Metzger; we have 3 children: Mick (Meredith) Metzger, Tyler Metzger and Natalie Metzger. We have one granddaughter, Savannah Metzger.

OCCUPATION:

I am the Director of Case Management/Social Services, licensed clinical social worker

EDUCATION:

I am a graduate of St. Vincent High School, Perryville MO.

I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Southeast MO State University and a

Master of Social Work (MSW) from Saint Louis University.

I am a MO Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and an

Accredited Case Manager (ACM) through the America Case Management.

EMPLOYER: Southeast HEALTH

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: n/a

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT; GIVE DATES:

Public Administrator for Cape Girardeau County 2012

WEBSITE: www.juliemmetzger.com

WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE?

I possess both the professional and administrative experience required for the duties of Public Administrator. My 25 years experience as a social worker and my education, including a Master of Social Work, has prepared me to serve in this position. I counsel, advocate and educate clients with complex physical and mental health issues; managing their financial and resource needs. As a director, I implement fiscal and healthcare policy, and lead a team of service professionals.

WHY ARE YOU SEEKING THIS SEAT IN SUCH A CROWDED FIELD?

Assisting clients and their loved ones has been my lifelong passion. I have devoted my professional career to helping individuals' reach their full potential from beginning of life needs through end of life care. I have extensive knowledge of federal, state and local programs and resources, and in-depth experience in collaborating with relative community agencies. I would be honored to continue to serve clients in need of representation while serving the citizens of Cape County.

CLOSING REMARKS:

Protecting the dignity and respect for those unable to speak for themselves is a tremendous privilege. Passion for service combined with my education and experience prepares me for the responsibilities of Public Administrator. I am committed to protecting my clients' physical and financial well being along with managing the resources of Cape Girardeau County in an efficient and professional manner. I will implement the highest standards of public service for the office of Public Administrator.

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