Julie Conroy has over 15 years of diverse experience in environmental analysis, climate change resiliency, and waterfront planning. Ms. Conroy is a Certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners, and has a strong command of federal, state, and local permitting processes. As a Senior Planner for FPA, she manages complex environmental permitting requirements for sustainable development proposals in urban and waterfront settings within the Greater Boston Metropolitan area. Ms. Conroy is recognized for her concurrent approach to protecting and restoring natural resources while addressing climate change impacts and resiliency. Her specialty areas include water resource analysis and protection, coastal zone management, climate adaptation, and urban land use planning.
Ms. Conroy began her career as a Boston Harbor Coordinator for the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management where she worked in the development of waterfront and municipal harbor plans. She later became an environmental consultant in the private sector where she managed large-scale projects such as wetlands delineation for the South Coast Rail project and authored numerous policy documents and studies such as Massachusetts Smart Growth-Smart Energy Toolkit. As the senior climate change planner for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for six years, Ms. Conroy served as primary author of the Metro-Boston Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and provided technical assistance on resiliency issues for municipalities. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Policy and an M.A. in Urban Affairs and Environmental Planning from Boston University.