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Julie J. Ralston

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Phone: (404) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Georgia , United States
Olmsted Linear Park Alliance Inc
The Olmsted Linear Park AllianceP.O. Box 5500
Atlanta , Georgia 31107
United States

Company Description: The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) is a public-private partnership founded in 1997. Its mission is to implement a master plan adopted by the city of Atlanta,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Leadership DeKalb
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Web References
NextGen 2013: Distinguished Guests | YNPN Atlanta, 7 Aug 2015 [cached]
Julie Ralston, Director of Center for Strategic Relations, Atlanta Regional Commission
Julie Ralston Headshot Biography:
Julie has served the Atlanta Regional Commission, metro Atlanta's planning agency for 28 years, as Communications Director and most recently as the Director for ARC's new Center for Strategic Relations. She leads an extensive program of internal and external communications including media relations, editorial, graphic design and website management, as well the regional planning agency's governmental affairs, community engagement and strategic initiatives divisions.
Prior to joining ARC, Julie spent three years each with the communications departments of the Georgia Division of the American Cancer Society and the national office of the Arthritis Foundation.
She is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb, the Regional Leadership Institute, Harvard's program on "Negotiation and Conflict Resolution," and of the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism.
Julie serves her community in many civic roles, including as Vice President of the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and board member of the Clifton Corridor Community Partnership. Her proudest achievement is the creation of a Model Atlanta Regional Commission youth leadership program that is 16 years strong.
Julie Ralston, ..., 16 June 2015 [cached]
Julie Ralston, President
Julie Ralston to Direct New ARC Center for Strategic Relations | Press Releases | Atlanta Regional Commission, 9 May 2013 [cached]
Home | About Us | News & Press | Press Releases | Julie Ralston to Direct New ARC Center for Strategic Relations
Julie Ralston to Direct New ARC Center for Strategic Relations
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has established a new Center for Strategic Relations and has selected Julie Ralston to serve as its first director. The new center will focus on building stronger networks for regional action and progress through community engagement, communications/marketing, governmental affairs and strategic initiatives.
Ms. Ralston served as ARC Communications director for 28 years, managing an extensive program of internal and external communications. Additionally, she coordinated ARC’s annual State of the Region breakfast, a quarterly public affairs TV show and developed the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) youth leadership program, which has graduated some 750 10th and 11th graders during the last 15 years.Â
Ms. Ralston is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism, the Regional Leadership Institute and Harvard’s program on “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.� She currently serves on the boards of Leadership DeKalb, Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, Clifton Corridor Community Partnership and Emory Health magazine.
In 2011, Ralston received the prestigious George Goodwin award for community service from the Georgia Chapter of Public Relations Society for America (PRSA). She and her ARC team have won numerous awards, locally and nationally, for their communications efforts from the American Planning Association, National Association of Regional Councils, Telly Awards program and PRSA.
Communications | Atlanta Regional Commission, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Julie Ralston Director of Center for Strategic Relations 404.463.3190
Leadership DeKalb Celebrates 27th Anniversary, 31 Oct 2013 [cached]
The retiring Board members are Julie Ralston '91, Director of Center for Strategic Relations for Atlanta Regional Commission; Arnie Silverman '07, Principal of Silverman Construction Program Management, Inc.; and, Charles Yorke '07, President of Cornerstone Bank.
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