Dave Lakly

Dave Lakly

Dave Lakly

Public Service Associate; Governmental Training, Education, and Development
Expertise: Government Budgeting/Finance



Dave Lakly provides financial management and leadership development training for government officials and personnel as part of the faculty at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Dave coordinates and teaches in the Budget and Financial Management Certification Program, a series of courses for state government employees designed to offer an overview of the state's budget and fiscal management cycle. He also teaches various financial and leadership topics to state, local and school government officials through various programs at the Institute of Government.

Dave serves as the Program and Professional Development Chair for the Georgia Fiscal Management Council, and he is also a frequent webinar host and presenter for programs in Georgia and nationally. Prior to arriving at the Institute of Government, Dave served as the Education Division Director in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and as the Deputy Director for the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.


M.P.A., Georgia State University; B.A. Journalism and Film Studies, University of Georgia

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Areas of Expertise: public budgeting, performance management, online education delivery