Employee of the Month


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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
(559)782-7499
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City of Porterville

November 2015 Employee of the Month

Julie Phillips

Community Development Department

Planning Division

Julie LaPere, otherwise known around City hall as Julie Phillips and within the Community Development Department as the “brains” of the operation, began working for the City in September of 2005 as a Senior Planner, but had worked with the City for the previous two years as the on-call environmental consultant. In 2006, Julie returned to consulting, but maintained her relationship with Porterville. She returned to the City in 2012 as the Community Development Manager.

Julie enjoys researching and keeping abreast of State and Federal regulations and finding effective ways to implement those in our community. She particularly appreciates coordinating with the various departments on projects like the Medical Cannabis Ordinance, Animal Control Ordinance, and all of the various water-related policies and ordinances, such as the Extraterritorial Service Agreement Policy and tonight’s Water Conservation Ordinance. In this past year, Julie has been responsible for several environmental documents, updating the Housing Element, implementing the Receivership Program, revising the Sign Ordinance and multiple annexations.

Julie met her true love while working for the City and is happily married to David LaPere. They are raising David’s two daughters, Megan, 18, and Madison, 14, as well as their three K-9 kids: Gracie, Marcie Who-paw and Maggie-Mae. In Julie’s spare time she enjoys working on home improvement projects, crocheting, and baking (although she rarely brings her treats for staff to enjoy). (-:

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