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Justin Godard Staff PhotoJustin Godard

Program Officer – National Leadership and Education

877-542-4842 ext. 155


Justin Godard serves as Program Officer for National Leadership and Education and 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, Justin studied at Virginia Tech where he earned both a bachelors degree in Political Science as well as a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning. His masters studies primarily focused on policies and frameworks surrounding community development, place making, social equity, and culminated in a project which examined effective approaches toward fostering equitable transit-oriented development in Washington’s Historic Anacostia community. Now based in Washington, D.C., Justin has spent time in New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Virginia.