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Justin Godard

Associate Director, National Leadership and Education

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Justin Godard is the Associate Director of National Leadership and Education for the National Leadership and Education division at the Community Progress, America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”

Godard works closely with the Director and Senior Program Officer in developing unique and effective approaches for fostering collaborative problem solving and learning opportunities for practitioners and communities.

Prior to joining the organization, Godard studied at Virginia Tech, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus on policies and frameworks surrounding community development, placemaking, and social equity. Now based in Washington, DC, Justin has spent time in New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Virginia.