Doña Ana County

County Manager

Julia T. Brown, Esq.

Dept Head Title: 
County Manager
Department Head: 
Julia T. Brown, Esq.
845 N Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 525-5802 (Office)
(575) 525-5812
(575) 525-5951
Phone: (575) 525-5802 (Office)
Fax: (575) 525-5812
TDD: (575) 525-5951

County Manager

Ms. Brown's Address to the County


Julia T. Brown, Esq., has been Doña Ana County Manager since Dec. 1, 2013. She was selected county manager by a unanimous vote of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners after a national search. She has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to being a licensed attorney who graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, she is a former project manager and executive assistant to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in Washington, D.C., the former director of the City of Oakland, California’s Redevelopment Agency, the former community affairs and compliance officer for the Western Region of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency and a former community reinvestment act officer for Charles Schwab Bank, headquartered in Reno, Nev.

            As manager, Brown is the sole direct-report employee of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, and she oversees approximately 850 employees. She coordinates budgetary support for the five elected officials who operate independent departments within the government: County Assessor Andy Segovia, County Clerk Lynn Ellins, County Probate Judge Alice Salcido, County Sheriff Todd Garrison and County Treasurer David Gutierrez.

            Brown is the recipient of numerous awards and honors related to her work experience in both California and Oklahoma, and she maintains professional affiliations with nearly a dozen state and national organizations. She also has served on the boards of directors of Operation Hope, the Opportunity Fund, Equal Rights Advocates and the American Association of University Women, of which she is the current Vice President.

            Brown’s undergraduate degree in political science was earned at Oklahoma State University.