Paul Burks

Paul Burks

Paul Burks

Educational Program Specialist; Director's Office



Paul provides assistance to local governments in Georgia in environmental and energy policy. Since 2008, he has worked in environmental assistance with the Institute of Government. He has assisted state government in the development of plans related to the expenditure of federal energy stimulus money.

After serving nearly 31 years in state government, Paul retired as the executive director of the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA). Since retirement, he has formed Paul Burks LLC, a private consulting firm providing management consulting services to government agencies.

He was selected as the statewide recipient of the Excellence in Public Service Award presented by the Institute of Government in 2006. Also in 2006, his agency, GEFA, received the Georgia Oglethorpe Award for Performance Excellence. In 2003, he received the State Government Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association. In 1991, he was selected as State Government Manager of the Year.


M.G.A., Georgia State University and B.A. degree from the University of Virginia


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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