Clean Energy and Climate Strategy Manager and Senior Planner
Julie Curti joined MAPC’s Clean Energy Department in December 2019. As Clean Energy and Climate Strategy Manager and a Senior Planner, she supports MAPC communities working on climate mitigation and adaptation planning and implementation. Ms. Curti currently runs MAPC’s Green Municipal Aggregation Program, which helps communities procure renewable electricity. A planner by training, she works with communities on net zero planning and comprehensive plans. She also provides technical assistance to cities and towns participating in the Massachusetts Green Communities program. Ms. Curti is also the subregional coordinator for the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC).
Most recently, Ms. Curti worked for The Cadmus Group (previously Meister Consultants Group) on climate change and clean energy strategy, policy, and planning for public sector and nonprofit organizations. These projects included planning and facilitating stakeholder working groups around increasing access to affordable and efficient clean energy for low-income households in Massachusetts and developing community-level renewable energy goals and roadmaps. She also worked with a cohort of cities via the Urban Sustainability Directors Network to develop resources to ensure equitable access to clean energy, including a guidebook for local governments. Ms. Curti worked with Washington, D.C. to implement the District’s Climate Ready DC plan and with Cambridge, Massachusetts to update the city’s Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance.
Ms. Curti holds a Master’s in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a certificate in Environmental Policy and Planning, and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she was a Truman and a Udall Scholar. She is a trained facilitator and certified mediator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Prior to working at Cadmus, Ms. Curti served as the Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnerships Center, focusing on outreach to community organizations to increase food security and build local food systems around the country. She worked on the Obama Administration’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. While in Washington, Ms. Curti also worked as a legislative correspondent in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Areas of expertise: Climate change mitigation and adaptation, facilitation and community engagement, clean energy, energy efficiency, equitable planning and policy, urban sustainability, and food policy.