Julius Cherry retired from the Sacramento Fire Department at the rank of Fire Chief in 2007 after more than 30 years of service. Prior to becoming Chief, he held the ranks of Firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief of Support Services. Julius has also been a practicing attorney for 25 years, handling a variety of civil matters. In August 2015 Julius was selected by his peers to be named one of Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers in his field. He is the CEO of The Cherry Consulting Group, which provides advisory services on local government issues. Julius also teaches business law as an adjunct professor for the Los Rios Community College District.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Julius attended night school to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law & a Bachelor of Science in public administration from California State University, Sacramento. Julius is married with three daughters, one son, and four grandchildren.