Tell Your Downtown San Diego Story. Rise to National Recognition

Julie Coker was introduced as an urban San Diego resident in the San Diego Sun. Today, she’s on a federal advisory board. You do the math
Living in the City and now serving in the Biden Administration: Julie Coker.

I can’t promise that being featured in the San Diego Sun will precede you getting a seat on a federal advisory board. But it wouldn’t be the first time…

This week, San Diego Tourism Authority CEO Julie Coker was appointed to an advisory board that serves the United States Secretary of Commerce.

Coker resides in Little Italy. Recall that last year, she was the subject of a San Diego Sun “Living in the City” profile in our ongoing series about people who live in downtown San Diego.

We met Coker’s dog, Piper. And found out Coker starts most days with a smoothie from Choice Juicery. We also learned she won’t hesitate to join in a kickball game at Waterfront Park. 

Congratulations on the post to the U.S. Travel & Tourism Advisory Board serving Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo!

Living in the City alums: Grant and Julie Wright.

The Sun has run more than two dozen Living in the City profiles. And we’re always on the lookout for more people to fill out the LITC questionnaire and provide unique perspective on downtown San Diego life.

Want to tell your urban truths? Reply to this post by email, or drop a line to Let’s discuss.

BTW: These profiles have featured people who live in Cortez Hill, Core-Columbia, East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and the Marina District. Living in the City is a diverse and eclectic mix of people engaged in all types of occupations and interests.

A racy standup comic. The all-knowing tour guide. Real estate agents. Entrepreneurs. The mysterious Queen of the Gaslamp Quarter. And more.

Below is a complete list of past headliners–to give you a taste of who’s telling us what Living in the City is all about:

Chillin’ with LITC’s Shay Priyadarshi and daughter.

Want to tell your downtown San Diego “Living in the City” story? Email rondonoho@gmail.comSDSun


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