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CVIOG faculty members lead training courses

Mara Register

Three Carl Vinson Institute of Government faculty members led training courses for more than 1,500 Main Street directors, planners, economic development professionals and public officials at the National Main Streets Conference held March 30 to April 2 in Atlanta.

Mara Register, local government program manager, led a course on using special tax districts to fund downtown development operations and capital projects. Planning and zoning specialist Chrissy Marlowe drew a standing-room-only crowd for her course on effective ways of collaborating with elected officials. Municipal development expert Danny Bivins led a presentation about the institute’s Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning downtown revitalization collaboration with the Georgia Municipal Association.

The conference was coordinated by the National Main Street Center, an affiliate of the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Vinson Institute is a public service and outreach unit at UGA.