Murray J. Weed is an attorney at law who has most recently served as the Local Government Program Manager and faculty member for the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The Institute’s training program provides training and development on a wide array of topics for local officials and personnel. He has worked closely with city and county governments and organizations, including the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

He is a Georgia Alternative Dispute Resolution registered mediator and a certified facilitator. Murray managed and co-developed the Carl Vinson Institute’s statewide local option sales tax (LOST) mediation program. He is a P.O.S.T. certified police academy instructor and has served as Mayor pro tem of Peachtree City, Georgia. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on the legal aspects of social media for the American Bar Association, the National State Legislator’s Council and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. He has also been a professional videographer and screenwriter.

Areas of expertise: management, training and professional development, local government law, economic development, zoning and land use law, employment law

Education: M.P.A., Valdosta State University; J.D. University of Georgia