Danny Bivins joined the Institute of Government’s Governmental Services and Research
Division in 2012. He has extensive experience in downtown development, planning and
design, historic preservation, quality growth, and regionalism. By utilizing an asset-based
community development approach, Danny helps communities build a vision for working
toward a better present and future and better quality of life for residents. His previous
experience includes 8 years with UGA’s J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
He co-developed the Cities and Downtown: Building Blocks to Recovery Initiative, a
partnership between UGA, Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), the Georgia Cities Foundation
(GCF), and Georgia Cities. Prior to joining the Fanning Institute, Danny served as
the program coordinator for the Georgia Historic Resource Survey Program, "Find It."
There, he helped initiate a joint venture between the University of Georgia, the Georgia
Transmission Corporation, and the State of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division
to document Georgia’s historic resources.
M.H.P. (Historic Preservation), University of Georgia