Kirby Glaze, Of Counsel
In addition to having been a practicing attorney for over 40 years, Kirby Glaze is the Founder and President of Public-Private Partnership Project Management, Inc. (4PM), President, Community Development Partners, Inc. (CDP).
As an attorney, Kirby specializes in representing municipal and government clients including development, industrial, housing and downtown authorities in transactions ranging from bond issues, financial matters, development and construction planning and oversight for public-private ventures.
As president of both 4PM and CDP, Kirby manages a consortium of professionals representing disciplines critical to project development, management and marketing. Kirby has a long history of community development success and public private partnership project management, including economic revitalization projects, civic centers, housing developments and other community partnerships.
His expertise in public private projects has benefited numerous Georgia municipalities, communities and governmental entities, including Clayton County Housing Authority, College Park Business and Industrial Authority, Hapeville Development Authority, Forest Park Development Authority, College Park Housing Authority, the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Waycross Development Authority, and the Thomasville Downtown Development Authority, the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority, the East Point Business and Industrial Development Authority; as well as the local governments of Athens-Clarke County, Clarkesville, College Park, Harlem, Hapeville, Forest Park, Monroe, Richmond Hill, Springfield, St. Marys, Thomasville, Waycross and Zebulon.
Kirby has also served as program speaker and seminar leader in a variety of university and professional forums, including the University of Georgia’s Office of Economic Assistance, the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the Annual Institute for City-County Attorneys. Kirby has served as a member of numerous Quality Growth Resource Teams, helping communities develop strategies for sustainable, quality patterns for growth.
In 2015, Kirby was recognized by the University of Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Department of Community Affairs, and Georgia Power, as one of the “Champions” of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing. In 2010 Kirby was recognized by the Georgia Downtown Association and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for “Outstanding Leadership in Downtown Development” and in 2015, as a “Champion” for his contributions to the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Program by DCA, the Georgia Municipal Association, the University of Georgia and Georgia Power. A Jonesboro, Georgia native, Kirby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Georgia in 1972 and received his law degree from UGA in 1975.