Julee Conway, MBA, CPRP, Parks and Recreation Specialist
Ms. Conway has over 25 years of municipal and county government experience in Oregon and Nevada. Her career focus has been the professional management of service-oriented municipal and county parks, as well as recreation and community service departments. Her application of strategic thinking and outcome-based results has been the hallmark of her leadership. Drawing on her prior career experience in commercial banking and her post-graduate business degree, she has applied knowledge of how to successfully utilize sound fiscal management practices in the government setting.
These practical skills proved invaluable during the 2008–2011 recession as she, serving as Director, resourcefully guided the City of Reno’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, which resulted in a more sustainable service model. In addition, her nationwide involvement and awareness of fitness and wellness trends in the parks and recreation industry led to the City of Reno receiving regional and national recognition for its programs, services, and creative funding initiatives.
Having worked for the Cities of Corvallis and Gresham in Oregon and Washoe County and the City of Reno in Nevada, Ms. Conway has extensive exposure and insight related to all facets of community engagement and consensus building associated with creating, developing, managing, and promoting sustainable and nimble parks, recreation, and community services agencies.
Building on her lifetime work as a successful administrator and leader in the field of parks, recreation, and leisure services, she now actively serves on the Advisory Board of the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation. Ms. Conway earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Park Administration. She is a member of the National Parks and Recreation Association and holds national certification as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.