Julie’s responsibilities include providing technical assistance to local communities for a wide range of economic development and planning services, and providing staff support on program development. Julie joined PDC in January 2005 as an intern and became the Special Projects Coordinator in March 2005. Julie has a master's degree in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Anthropology, all from Temple University. Her previous non-profit experience includes volunteering with WITF, Central Pennsylvania's public television and radio station, Mulberry Arts Studio in Lancaster, and the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.
Ms. Fitzpatrick has led community visioning exercises for municipalities in Pennsylvania for the past five years as part of the local services arm of the PA Downtown Center.