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John VanBrunt, IV

Manager, Community Development

Community Development

John joined ECG in 2021 as the Manager of Community Development. He provides expert counsel and solution-based options to ECG community leadership and stakeholders regarding best practices and growth strategies in the areas of community preparation, urban planning, and product development; all to create a local environment that fosters business recruitment, business expansion and retention strategies, quality residential development, and overall enhanced quality of life.

John is approaching 15 years of service in community and economic development at the local and state level. Prior to joining ECG, John was a Regional Representative for the Department of Community Affairs. During his time working with cities, counties, and authorities, John delivered presentations on state & federal programs, facilitated workshops, and participated in strike groups and task forces. Throughout his career, he interacted with local leaders, engineers, and consultants to work through possible grants, loans, and tax credit opportunities. He worked with all parties to ensure that existing projects stayed in compliance with state law.

As a graduate of Georgia College & State University, John earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He enjoys baseball, reading, and spending time with his wife Jessica and his Old English Sheepdogs, Gatsby and Norma.

Business Affiliations | Member:

Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA)

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John VanBrunt, IV