Founded in 1955, the Institute has been serving local officials’ information needs for 60 years. Some of the highlights of that history are detailed in the story below.
While respecting and honoring its past, the Institute is also intently focused on the present and future. In these difficult economic times, the need for the Institute’s materials for local officials is even greater.
The Institute’s effectiveness in promoting good government at the local level is greatly enhanced by its close working relationship with the associations that represent counties, cities and special districts: the California State Association of Counties, the League of California Cities and the California Special Districts Association.
The Institute’s relationship with CSAC, CSDA and the League notwithstanding, the Institute invites all local officials to take advantage of the Institute’s resources. The Institute also welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other local agency associations in pursuit shared commitments to good government at the local level.