Julie is a native of Carrollton and a graduate of Carrollton High School. She grew up playing every sport our department offered. She is a 1985 graduate of West Georgia College with a B.S. in Recreation Administration. She began her career as a Leisure Program Coordinator with the Carrollton Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department from 1985-2001. In 2001, she became Assistant Director of the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department and remained there until July 2008. From August 2008-November 2009, she was the Aquatics Coordinator at Boundary Waters Aquatic Center which is part of the Douglas Co. Parks and Recreation Department. Julie was fortunate enough to be able to return home and become an Athletic Coordinator in November of 2009. She became the Superintendent of Athletics/Aquatics in December 2011. In June, 2020, Julie was named Recreation Director. She carries many certifications including the CPRP (Certified Parks/Recreation Professional), Aquatics Facility Operator, and American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. She has been, and still is, a member of the GRPA State Athletic Committee for the past 5 years. She is a member of Carrollton First United Methodist, Carrollton Athletic Booster Club and the Trojan Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. Julie is married to Lance Ivey and they have a grown son, Blake, who is a graduate of UWG with a BS in Mass Communications. In her spare time, she and Lance love to attend UGA and CHS football games where they are diehard fans and season ticket holders.