Daphne Bond-Godfrey is a Director at ULI Atlanta, a district council of the Urban Land Institute. Daphne began working at ULI Atlanta in June 2017, where she serves as staff director for three local product councils and ULI’s local Technical Assistance Program (TAPs) that are focused on advancing the responsible use of land and building sustainable and thriving communities. ULI’s local product councils are topically focused on research and policy issues related to transit oriented development, affordable housing, transit, and the capital markets. She also serves as a project manager for HouseATL, a cross-sector collaborative of public-private and philanthropic organizations building a comprehensive housing affordability strategy for the City of Atlanta.
Prior to joining ULI Atlanta, Daphne was the Senior Manager for Outreach and Events at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC where she led day-to-day operations of the events team, cultivated and managed high-level event partnerships, and advised research and senior staff on program and content development. Daphne collaborated with researchers on domestic policy issues like affordable housing, housing finance, and economic mobility and inclusion by finding unique opportunities that made Urban’s research more accessible to local communities. Daphne obtained a B.A. in International Affairs from Shorter College in Rome, GA and an M.A. in Government Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. A Georgia native, she has relocated back to Atlanta last year after a 9-year stint in D.C. She resides in Decatur with her husband and toddler.