Planning a celebration of someone’s public service (for example,
because they are retiring or leaving office)? This section
of the Institute’s website is designed to assist by offering
sample materials and other ideas.
The Institute welcomes ideas and sample materials to enhance this
This article describes how a contribution to the Institute for
Local Government’s endowment fund in lieu of a gift, plaque or
full-scale retirement event enables the community and the
retiree’s colleagues to recognize the retiree’s public service
with a contribution in his or her honor.