Julie Akins, Public Affairs Manager
As Public Affairs Manager Julie Akins is on our communications team working directly with media, partner agencies and legislative policy makers. She assists in spreading the message of Lomakatsi’s ecological restoration and social equity initiatives and seeks through active outreach to make clear the urgency of the work we do.
Akins is a longtime journalist whose work has been featured on major broadcast platforms throughout the country including CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS. Her work has also appeared in print and multi-media for publications such as Yes! Magazine, Sunset and The Guardian. She has additionally reported from San Francisco for the BBC.
Akins more recently settled in Ashland, Oregon where she has served as News Director for NBC affiliate KOBI TV 5 based in Medford, and covered Ashland City Beat for The Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune.
Akins additionally serves as an Ashland City Councilor. Her free time is spent hiking the many great trails of Southern Oregon and Northern California.