Executive Director, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
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Born at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital, Julie Powers is one of those people who “keeps coming back” to the Lansing area, even after living in places like Traverse City, Paris, France and Washington, D.C. Even after visting all 50 states and 17 countries (plus all 83 of Michigan’s counties), Julie is a #LoveLansing kind of person.
She’s a twenty year veteran of the nonprofit sector, most recently as the Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coaltion where she oversees a team of creative housing professionals who develop, own and manage affordable, appropriate housing communities throughout the tri-county area. She manages everything from social media to community gardens and from renovations to housing counseling.
Prior to joining GLHC, Julie served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council from 2009 - 2014 and has done tours of duty with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the Michigan Peace Team, Michigan Equality and the Michigan Community Action Agency Association. She’s also the owner of Powers Development, a Lansing-based consulting firm that specializes in grant writing and monitoring with a focus on federal granting programs.
When she’s not working, you’ll find Julie volunteering as a mentor for the Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity as a Province Director, serving as the Board Treasurer for the Saginaw Oakland Commercial Association, as the Board Secretary for Capital Area Community Services, as a member of the Inghan County Drain Board of Determination or hanging out with her rescue dog, Maggie on Lansing’s Eastside. Julie’s a proud alumna of Alma College (Go Scots!) and actively celebrates her Scottish and Irish heritage at cultural events throughout the year.