Danny Bivins

Danny Bivins

Danny Bivins

Senior Public Service Associate; Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance



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

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Areas of Expertise: downtown development, planning and design, historic preservation, quality growth, regionalism


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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