ILG’s Sustainability pillar works to support local governments on
reducing GHG emissions and increasing resilience.
In Western City, ILG interviews the cities of
Monterey, Sonoma, and Arcata to highlight their work to reduce
GHG emissions and meet the state’s requirement for carbon
neutrality by 2045. These small cities share best practices for
developing partnerships, seeking out creative solutions, and
addressing economic development through sustainability
ILG’s Workforce and Civic Education pillar focuses on supporting local governments in their public sector career pathway development. In 2022, ILG launched the Summer Jobs and Ambassadors in Motion (Summer JAM) program that combined local government civics education curriculum with public sector career pathways exploration. Students participated in the program via in-person and virtual sessions where they learned they learned different forms and functions of local government, how to be civically engaged in their communities, and how to pursue a public sector career.
ILG’s Leadership & Governance pillar promotes good governance
practices for all public agencies. ILG offers customized virtual
and in-person workshops for local government jurisdictions
statewide. These sessions include intensive training for
government bodies looking to expand their leadership skills. The
offerings are specifically tailored for local county boards of
supervisors, city councils and agencies as well as their staff
and cover a wide range of topics including the following.