Julio A. Concepcion was born in Puerto Rico but moved to the Hartford Region when he was 3 years old, finally settling in the City of Hartford after graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2004. From 2005-2007, Julio served as Community Liaison and Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Hartford where he focused on resolving constituent issues throughout Hartford. Currently, Julio serves as the Vice President of Hartford Partnerships for the MetroHartford Alliance, the City of Hartford’s Chamber of Commerce and the Region’s economic development leader. In this capacity, Julio is the liaison between Alliance Investors and the City of Hartford, its elected and appointed officials, its departments and most importantly, its neighborhoods. Julio also served as Chairman of Hartford Crime Stoppers, Chairman of the Young Professionals Taskforce and is an active board member of Camp Courant, the Downtown Business Improvement District, Riverfront Recapture and the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
In March of 2010, Julio was elected to serve in Hartford’s 5th District Town Committee and in 2011 he was chosen as the Grand Marshal of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and as a Hartford Business Journal “40 under Forty” winner. In 2015 he was elected to serve on Hartford’s Court of Common Council where he was selected by his peers for role of Majority Leader. He currently resides in Hartford with his wife Erin Concepcion and his daughter Alexa.