Julia Bernath

Meet native Atlantan, Julia, who has made Sandy Springs her home for over 30 years and gives back to the community by serving on the Fulton County Board of Education.

What inspired you or led to your current career? I volunteered in the schools with my three children. I became active in the PTA and decided to run for the School Board in 2000. I wanted to make an impact in the community for families and their children. I felt that parents need to be able to make decisions on what is best for their own children.

What is something unique about you? I could be on David Letterman for stupid tricks because I can cross my little toe. I also had the experiences of speaking on the stage at the Civic Center, the Fox, Verizon Amphitheater and the Cobb Energy center for high school graduations – including my own!

Choosing anyone alive or past – who would you like to have lunch with? My grandparents who have passed away. Sting, Paul McCarthy or Queen Elizabeth  if choosing someone alive today.

What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you? I grew up in the house my father grew up in that my grandfather built.

What current or former local business makes you nostalgic? I have fond food memories of going as a child to Mary Mac’s Tea Room & The Varsity.

What makes you happy? Everything! The glass is always full and I spend every day trying to find something positive and learn something new.

What advice would you give to people? Think about who is rich – He who is happy with what he has.

What words come to mind when you think of the word home? Family, Love, Comfort, Support, Laughter & Chaos

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