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.
The primary purpose of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is to represent counties before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. In addition, CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating state and federal decision-makers, as well as the public about the value and need for county programs and services.