The Institute for Local Government offers resources and materials
to help local agency officials, members of the public, staff,
students, and media better understand the nuts and bolts of local
government operations. In this section topics cover
decision-making, budget and financing, leadership and more.
This section of the Institute’s website is
dedicated to the life and service of Ruth Vreeland (1935-2004).
Concerned resident, local elected official, teacher and Institute
board member, Ruth was a passionate advocate for her community
and public involvement.