Full Name
Justin Godard
Job Title
Senior Program Officer for National Leadership and Education
Center for Community Progress
Speaker Bio
Justin Godard serves as Senior Program Officer for the National Leadership and Education division at the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”

Godard works closely with the Director and Associate Director 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, D.C., Justin has spent time in New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Justin Godard