Julie RubiniJulie K. Rubini is the co-founder of Claire’s Day Inc. The annual children’s book festival and literary outreach programs impact over 10,000 children throughout the area. www.clairesday.org.

Julie’s children’s book, Hidden Ohio, was selected as the Ohio Arts Council 2012 Arts Day Book. Her next work is a biography for the middle grade market, to be released spring, 2016. She is pursuing publication of her memoir, Borrowed, and shares her inspirational stories through her blog, Hidden Messages, found at www.julierubini.com.

Appointed to Maumee City Council in November, 2012, Julie successfully sought re-election this past fall.