Julie Pastor, FAICP

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FAICP Statement

Since 1992, Julie Pastor has been Planning Director for one of the fastest growing jurisdictions in the country; Loudoun County, Virginia. Her inclusive style, a steadfast defense of citizen-based goals, and a commitment to staff empowerment have enabled progressive and sustained results. Her efforts have led to: comprehensive environmental and cultural protection strategies, land use review that incorporates fiscal analysis, an expanded rural economy and a series of vital transportation initiatives. Leading by example, Ms. Pastor has inspired and prepared a generation of planners who continue to look to her as mentor and friend from new positions throughout the country. Inducted 2014.

Professional Biography

Ms. Pastor enjoyed an over 35-year careeree with service in both the private and public sectors. With a “hands on” style and inclusive approach, she built, managed and led multi-disciplinary teams to results that have proven to be innovative, forward-thinking and sustainable. For 22 years, until her retirement in 2015, she served as the Planning Director for Loudoun County, VA during a period of unprecedented growth and change. Her previous professional experience included: Senior Planner, Delta Research Corporation, Arlington VA, 1991 - 1992; Senior Associate, Sasaki Associates, Inc., Washington DC, 1989 - 1991; Senior Associate, Associate Planner, EDAW Inc. (now AECOM), Alexandria VA, 1984 - 1989; Senior Area Planner- Ward 1, DC Office of Planning, Washington DC, 1983 - 1984; Community Planner- Downtown, DC Office of Planning, Washington DC, 1981 - 1983; and Community Planner/Research Affiliate, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC, 1979 - 1981 She has been an AICP Member since 1984 and was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2014. Currently she serves as the Chair of the FAICP Committee of APA Virginia and is a member of the National APA College of Fellows Committee and Fellows Task Force. Other APA activities include: • 2013 APA Virginia Conference: Host Committee Member • National Planning Conference Resume Clinic volunteer since 2013 • 2004 National Planning Conference Washington, DC: Host Committee Member and Mobile Workshops Sub-Committee Chair • 1992 National Planning Conference Washington, DC: Host Committee Member • Board Member/Treasurer, National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) (1987-1992) • Contributor/Author for three editions (1980, 1984 and 1992) of the NCAC and Smithsonian-sponsored publication “Washington on Foot” • Charter Member of the APA Private Practice Division in 1988.

In 2018, she was appointed to the Leesburg Board of Architectural Review.


160273 | Tufts University
Graduation Date: May, 1975
Degree Level: Undergraduate

282261 | George Washington University
Graduation Date: June, 1980
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree