As president of both 4PM and CDP, Kirby Glaze 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. 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. As an attorney and partner in his Jonesboro law firm, Kirby has been instrumental in proposing legislation and policy governing public-private partnerships in the state of Georgia. Kirby enjoys a statewide reputation 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. This practice area has become the focal point for Kirby in his role as President of 4PM and CDP.
Kirby has 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.
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, as well as the local governments of Athens-Clarke County, College Park, Hapeville, Forest Park, Monroe, Richmond Hill, Suwanee, Thomasville, and Waycross. In 2010 Kirby was recognized by the Georgia Downtown Association and the DCA for “Outstanding Leadership in Downtown Development”.