Dave Lakly

Dave Lakly

Dave Lakly

Public Service Assistant; Governmental Training, Education, and Development



Dave Lakly provides financial management training for state government officials and personnel through the Institute of Government’s Financial Management Program. Prior to arriving at the Institute of Government, he was the education division director in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). Dave was responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the development of the education portion of the annual operating budget for the governor, a combined $17.5 billion budget. He also supervised zero-based budget analysis on the Department of Education’s $9.2 billion budget. Prior to joining OPB, he served as the deputy director for the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.


M.P.A., Georgia State University; B.A. Journalism and Film Studies, University of Georgia

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Areas of Expertise: state government budgeting


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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