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Leigh Elkins



Leigh Elkins

Leigh Elkins

Senior Public Service Associate; Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance

706.542.6610


Bio:

Leigh Askew Elkins joined the Institute of Government’s Environmental Policy Program in 2012. She helps communities creatively integrate natural resource planning with community and economic development opportunities, often referred to as asset-based community development. With extensive experience in designing and implementing public engagement processes, she regularly engages in comprehensive land use planning, community visioning, and strategic planning. Her previous experience includes seven years with the UGA Fanning Institute, where she facilitated and managed the public input process for the Statewide Water Management Plan. Before coming to UGA, she worked in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, where she created and implemented the WaterFirst Community Program.


Education:

M.L.A. (Landscape Architecture), University of Georgia; B.S. Environmental Analysis and Policy, Boston University

Additional Info:

Areas of Expertise: Asset-based community development, public engagement, facilitation, visioning

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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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