Julie Cleaver is Vice President of Planning and Design for Summerlin, the 22,500-acre award winning master planned community in the Las Vegas Valley. With over 32 years of experience in land development, Ms. Cleaver works closely with architects, planners, engineers, brand consultants, and municipal partners to direct all current and long-term planning efforts for Summerlin, including entitlements and the development and design processes. She is committed to innovative and sustainable planning solutions and promotes smart growth strategies for the community.
Prior to joining the Summerlin division of The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ms. Cleaver was a Senior Project Manager for The Rouse Company and General Growth Properties in Maryland. She also served as the Land Planning Principle for HNTB/LDR International in Maryland, Land Development Manager for McStain Enterprises, Inc. in Colorado and Vice President of David Jensen Associates, Inc. in Colorado.
Active in the community, Ms. Cleaver served on the Healthy Communities Committee for the Southern Nevada Strong regional planning initiative as well as the Regional Transportation Commission’s Transportation Investment Business Plan Committee. She is a current member of RTC’s On Board Committee and serves as President-Elect for NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter of NAIOP, as well as serving as a member of its Executive and Government Affairs Committees. Ms. Cleaver has been a featured speaker on programs presented by the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, NAIOP and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Cleaver holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University.