Mentor Dinner with Julia Koster

Join us for a mentor dinner on Thursday, May 11 with Julia Koster of the National Capitol Planning Commission. As a city planner with expertise in smart growth and environmental issues, she will have much to share with us. She has taught land use planning courses, and she serves as the official liaison between the Commission and the staff, as well as directing the Office of Public Engagement. Come with your questions!

In this intimate setting, you will get the chance to gain valuable insight on the evolution of environmental justice, work-life balance, and academia. This is a women-only event and tickets are nonrefundable.

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Space is limited, so buy your ticket now!

Why do mentor dinners cost $20? We do not pay our speakers. These dinners serve as a fundraising opportunity to be able to provide many additional free events for our community.  Thank you for your support!

Where

La Tasca, 722 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

When

7-9pm on Thursday, May 11

Speaker

Julia Koster, AICP, serves as Secretary, the official liaison between the Commission and staff, at the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the federal government’s central planning agency for America’s capital. She also directs the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) to inform and involve the public in all aspects of the NCPC’s work, including recent initiatives on building height and commemoration, and foster partnerships to address planning issues in the National Capital Region, including leading the agency’s collaboration with federal and local agencies to reduce flood risk in the nation’s capital. Ms. Koster directed several NCPC divisions, completing the agency’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan update, annual capital improvements reports, a joint federal-District parks plan, other policy studies, and numerous regional collaborations. She is a city planner with expertise in smart growth and environmental issues. Ms. Koster received a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining the agency, she was the development coordinator for the Governor’s Office of Smart Growth in Maryland, and a senior land use and environmental planner in Washington State. Ms. Koster served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, teaching graduate land use planning courses. She was president of the National Capital Area Chapter, American Planning Association for five years.

Please RSVP by Purchasing a Ticket

Space is limited, so buy your ticket now! $20

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