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I am Julie Pignataro, and I am, first and foremost, a Fort Collins resident. I am running for City Council because I want to preserve the integrity of our community. Fort Collins should be a special place enjoyed by all of our residents and to make that happen, the city council needs forward-thinking officials who listen to what our community members have to say.

I moved here over 25 years ago to attend Colorado State University, graduating in 1995 with a degree in English. Various jobs throughout Northern Colorado and a Master degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University eventually led to my current position as IT Program Manager at the USDA. With over a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate and collaborate with multiple government agencies, and get things done.

I lead a busy life with my husband, our five-year-old son, our two rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. We love this city and all that it has to offer. We spend as much time as we can outside, riding bikes or enjoying the natural areas.

I have been a community volunteer since moving here in those early days at CSU with multiple non-profit organizations that promote opportunities for people in need, animal welfare, environmental preservation, and women’s rights. I have been a member of the Citizens Review Board since April 2018 and I am a graduate of the CityWorks 101 program. I am currently a member of the Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado 2018-19 class and the Observer Corps Lead with the League of Women Voters.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you would like to know more; I am here for you.

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