Local Government Basics For Those New to Public Service


Local Government Basics For Those New to Local Public Service

The Institute offers materials and resources to local officials and agency staff as tools to assist in orientation and developing skills of elected and appointed officials involved in public decision-making processes.

See column at left for a list of topics (click to access).


ILG Welcomes California’s Newly Elected Local Officials

This article outlines ILG’s materials for newly elected officials and staff and highlights resources related to working with staff and ethics and transparency.

Video Interviews: Advice for the Newly Elected

Video Interviews: Advice for the Newly Elected

Local officials offer their perspectives for those looking to run for local office or have been recently elected.


Supporters Committed to the Advancement of Local Government

The Institute is profoundly grateful for the support of foundations and members of the local government business community for providing financial assistance for the Institute’s work program.


What’s Missing?

The Institute interviewed local elected officials to get their input on what kinds of information newly elected officials need. We are in the process of developing additional materials to respond to those interviews, but we want to make sure our to-do list is complete.

Contact us with suggestions on what to include or offers of assistance to build out this portion of the Institute’s website.

Sample materials that have been successful in your agency’s orientation efforts welcome too!