Parking Today has announced Julie Dixon as the recipient of the 2020 Parking Person of the Year for her outstanding achievements and lasting contributions to the parking industry. Throughout her career, Julie has proactively engaged every level of the parking community and distinguished herself as a leading voice and source of knowledge for industry professionals. She has served on several boards, including the California Public Parking Association and completed three years as President of the Southwest Parking and Transportation Association.
Julie has directly supported hundreds of municipal programs across the country, and in the process, she has built a network of parking and transportation peers, mentored juniors and young women in the industry, and dedicated her time to improving the overall customer experience.
Julie was directly involved with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for the internationally-recognized SFpark program. SFpark was the first parking project in the United States to evaluate both on-street and off-street parking technology and policies and their direct impacts on congestion mitigation.
In 2012, Julie founded Dixon Resources Unlimited, a woman-owned business, with the goal of providing best-in-class parking solutions for municipal customers. DIXON has worked with hundreds of agencies and municipalities throughout the country to evaluate operations and support management and technological improvements. These changes are often foundational and long-lasting.
Julie also founded the San Francisco Parking Meter Forum, which has evolved into Northern and Southern California Parking Resource Forums and Networking Groups. During each forum event, she leads the conversation, facilitates dialogue, and ensures that each perspective is represented because she understands the critical importance of maintaining diverse opinions.
Throughout her entire career, Julie has worked tirelessly to solve the parking challenges of her customers. From the very beginning of each project, she works in the trenches to understand the unique direction of each customer in order to recommend strategic and incremental investments. Often playing a leading role in community meetings, workshops, downtown knock-and-talks, and City Council meetings, Julie goes to bat for her customers because she believes in the work she does to create better environments for all people to live and work.
Everyone at DIXON wishes to congratulate Julie on her exceptional achievement. You can find the Parking Today magazine here https://magazine.parkingtoday.com/issues/PT-2020-05-May/.