Julie Waterman has over 30 years of experience with non-profit conservation and family planning organizations, focusing on high profile advocacy, coalition building, board management, public relations, and fundraising. As City Parks Alliance’s Advocacy Director, Julie develops and implements strategies to advance national policies and programs that increase federal investment to city parks. Julie also manages City Parks Alliance’s Mayors for Parks Coalition.
Julie works closely with a diverse coalition that includes other national park and recreation organizations, landscape architect and civil engineer groups, as well as the US Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and US Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, she was the Director of External Relations at Population Action International (PAI). Prior to PAI, she served as the first President of The Partnership Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition comprised of 20 of the largest environmental advocacy organizations in the country.
Julie graduated from Northwestern University. She has completed three Ironman Triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) and has run eight additional marathons. Julie loves spending time in parks with her husband, three children, and their dog Cody.