Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Brian Ulbricht was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon. He joined the United States Army in 2009 as a Military Police Soldier. During his service, he was stationed and deployed to various locations around the globe. He had the opportunity to serve in leadership positions, mentoring 15 soldiers throughout his military career. After 9+ years of honorable service, Brian Ulbricht went back to school to earn a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Policy and Administration at Western Oregon University. In 2021, Brian Ulbricht started working toward earning a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia, and has worked with the City of Toccoa, GA and Archway Partnership. These experiences have inspired him to seek community and economic development career opportunities in Georgia.


Bachelor of the Arts | Western Oregon University | 2021 | Public Policy and Administration

Associate of the Arts | Central Texas College | 2017 | General Studies

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Educational Experiences:

After the conclusion of the spring 2022 Semester, Brian Ulbricht participated in a local government practicum as part of the UGA Department of Public Administration and Policy. This experience involved working as a member of a team completing a housing assessment survey for the City of Lyons, GA.

Relevant Work Experience:

UGA Archway Partnership (June 2022- August 2022)
Main Street Toccoa (January 2022- May 2022)
United States Army (July 2009 – February 2019)

Career Goals:

In the short term, Brian’s career goal is to get hired by a local government as a main street manager or economic development director. After gaining years of experience in local government, his goal is to become a city manager in Georgia.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements


Magna Cum Laude (Western Oregon University)
Leadership Institute Fellow (Student Veterans of America)
Gold Membership (SALUTE Veterans National Honors Society)


Army Accommodation Medal x 2 (United States Army) Army Achievement Medal x 3 (United States Army) Army Good Conduct Medal x 3 (United States Army)

Research Interests

Downtown Development
Historic Preservation
Economic Development
Rural Development