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Bryan David, AICP

Program Director, Southern Virginia/GO Virginia Region 3
Virginia Institute of Government

Bryan David, AICP's Biography

Bryan David serves as a Program Director for the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service to advance economic, workforce, and community development in Southern Virginia.  His work includes a partnership between the Cooper Center and the Growth and Opportunity Virginia Region 3 Council.  He leads the operations of the GO Virginia Region 3 Council and directly collaborates with an extensive network of business and education leaders, partner organizations, and engaged residents.  The Region 3 Council includes a 13-county region and the Cities of Danville and Martinsville in Southern Virginia.

With over 30 years of professional experience, Bryan has served rural Virginia localities as a County Administrator and held other local government leadership positions.  He also headed Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership - Economic Development Council, serving the Lynchburg metropolitan region.  He received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, a post-graduate Certificate in Litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Training, and a Bachelor of Arts  in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College.  He is a Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation Board of Directors member, Chair of the Council for Rural Virginia, and member of the Virginia Rural Leadership Institute Advisory Committee.  His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Virginia Economic Developers Association and its Public Policy Network and Rural Shared Interest Group, the American Planning Association and its Virginia Chapter, and the Virginia Local Government Management Association.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute.