LAKELAND | Julie Townsend once criticized the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority as having no direction. She even quit her post heading the Lakeland Downtown Partnership to protest the authority’s lack of funding to the partnership.
JULIE TOWNSEND, the executive director of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, is now in charge of an agency she once criticized over funding.
Now, she is the development authority’s director.
Her work seems far removed from the carefree times of a little girl who used to run excitedly from parade to parade during Mardi Gras or her college years majoring in philosophy at the University of New Orleans.