Julie Johnston, AICP

Senior Planner

During her career, Julie has facilitated countless opportunities for people to have a voice in the sustainability and livability of the communities which they call home. As a senior planner with Wightman, she uses her understanding of the interrelationship between social, economic, and environmental systems to develop solutions that are responsive and relevant to people’s daily lives. She draws upon her formal education, which includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of Memphis, as well as her 20+ years of experience to be the person clients trust for advice and guidance.

Areas of Focus

  • Master planning
  • Community engagement
  • Zoning ordinance development
  • Land use planning
  • Economic development
  • Community & organizational visioning
  • Capital improvement planning
  • Project management




BS in Psychology
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Master Degree in City and Regional Planning
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 

Professional Training & Registrations

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Julie Johnston Planning Kalamazoo

Contact Julie Johnston

Office: 269.605.4706 Cell: 269.370.7529