David Tanner

David Tanner

David Tanner

Associate Director; State Services and Decision Support



As associate director of the Institute of Government’s State Services and Decision Support division, David Tanner focuses on helping governments address some of the state’s most pressing issues, such as juvenile justice reform, workforce development, economic development, and improving decision-making through data analytics. David leads the Institute of Government’s survey research, program evaluation, state services, and demographic and economic analysis units in their support of UGA’s public service and outreach mission. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, he served as the deputy director at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget for more than 12 years, working with three different governors to address key budget and policy issues.


M.P.A., Brigham Young University; B.A. History, Brigham Young University

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Areas of Expertise: strategic planning, budgeting and finance, policy analysis, legislative analysis and support, health care finance and policy, and performance management


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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