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
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.