Title: Executive Director
Julie Herman is a planner and landscape architect with over 15 years' experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental and community development projects. Most recently, Julie was a Program Consultant for the Orton Family Foundation. She also worked with PlaceMatters, a non-profit organization designed to help communities improve the quality of results and the overall democratic nature of land use planning and community development through the application of decision support tools and systems. She has co-authored articles on decision support tools for the American Planning Association, including a chapter on Visualization Tools for Planning and Urban Design Standards, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2006, and "Visualization Tools to Improve Community Design and Decision Making," a PASMemo American Planning Association Newsletter, November 2003. Julie earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master's degree from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Denver. After graduate school, she served as a project manager at the Colorado Center for Community Development, providing technical planning and design assistance to rural Colorado communities. Julie also provided consulting and project management services to the Colorado Scenic Byways project and the Sustainable Futures Society, and served as manager of the air quality program at the City of Boulder Office of Environmental Affairs.