Julie Jerome is recipient of the 2024 Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement Award.  Since 1988, Avenidas has been honoring community members for the contributions they make to the community with this award. Julie has been leading and influencing local civic institutions for over three decades. A former member of the Palo Alto Unified school board, she served as its president twice. In addition to being selected for the first class of Leadership Palo Alto, she also offered campaign support to local politicians. She has been the Board President of Palo Alto Community Fund, Adolescent Counseling Services, Palo Alto Community Child Care, and Co-president of Women’s Club of Palo Alto. She remains an active member of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto. In 2004, she received the Tall Tree Award as an Outstanding Citizen Volunteer. Julie and her husband, Jon, have lived in Palo Alto for 50 years and have one daughter and two grandchildren.