Julia Emmons’ career in Atlanta’s non-profit sector spans four decades. Best known for her recently concluded 22-year career as Race Director of the Peachtree Road Race and Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club, her Atlanta roots stretch back to her days as an Associate Professor at Emory University in it’s Division of Library and Information Science.
Julia has been always been committed to Atlanta’s civic health, serving on the Atlanta City Council and on a number of not-for-profit culturally oriented boards of directors including MOCA-GA, the Atlanta History Center and The Theatrical Outfit. She also served for three years as president of the Alliance Theatre Guild and was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Partners in Performance outreach efforts. She is also on the Board of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2001, she remains active with that organization. In 2006, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin presented Julia with the Phoenix Award, the City’s highest honor, for her dedication and service. In 2007, Mayor Franklin appointed Julia to Atlanta’s License Review Board, which she was delighted to discover reviews the awarding of business licenses not only to bars and restaurants, but also tattoo parlors.
Most recently, Julia was elected to the Ansley Park Civic Association Board of Directors as an At-Large member.