During the past 25 years Judie Wilke has worked with the City of Burbank holding a variety of key management positions, including an elected post. She started with Burbank in 1989 as a Management Intern and later served in the capacity of an Administrative Analyst working in the Community Development Department, Management Services Department and City Manager’s Office performing a wide variety of administrative functions. From 1995 to 1997 Judie was the Deputy City Clerk until she was twice elected to City Clerk in 1997 and 2001. Following her time as City Clerk she served as the Deputy Financial Services Director overseeing the City’s budget and purchasing function and subsequently in 2003 was appointed the Management Services Director where she served as the Chief Labor Negotiator and oversaw all human resources and risk management functions.
In 2012 Judie was named Park, Recreation and Community Services Director. In this position she oversaw four Divisions: Administration, Landscape and Forestry Services, Recreation Services and Community Services with an $18.5 million budget. The department has 41 public parks and facilities, year-round child care programs as well as a variety of recreation and volunteer programs for youth to seniors.
Judie is pretty much a lifelong Burbank resident and product of Burbank public schools graduating from Burbank High in 1986. In 1990 she graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an Option in Public Administration. She also received her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University in 2012.
Judie is married to Tom and they have four children; Zach, Ashley, Nick and Sarah. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Burbank Community YMCA, Board of the Burbank Priority in Education, PTA Council, Zonta Club of Burbank, Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club, Leadership Burbank Board of Directors, and Clinical Services Committee for the Valley Service Area of the Providence Health System. Currently she serves on the Valley Service Area Community Ministry Board for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, and is the Chair of the Ministries Mission Committee.