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Julie McKay

2016 Water Leaders Class

mckaywebJulie A. McKay is Boulder County’s transportation planning manager. Prior to the September 2013 flood event in Colorado, she led the development of the county's first-ever Transportation Master Plan and also completed major updates of the county's Comprehensive Plan and Multimodal Transportation Standards. Immediately after the flood event, Julie created and led the implementation of the award-winning Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative, which included several multiagency coalitions and seven watershed-level planning studies to facilitate watershed recovery throughout Boulder County. She is now leading the county's Creek Recovery and Restoration Program, which uses the completed watershed master plans to implement resiliency measures and promote multi-stakeholder collaboration. Julie's two decades of professional experience in the public and private sectors includes planning; conflict resolution; and designing and implementing public engagement, agency decision-making, and multiagency collaborative processes. She holds a M.A. degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and an undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She grew up in Wyoming and has lived in Colorado since 1998.


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