Summer 2010 (Vol. 9, No. 3)
27th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators Set for December. The event, to be held December 12-14, 2010, provides an opportunity for all legislators to learn, network, and explore critical state issues.
Ready to Serve. UGA’s Office of Public Service and Outreach, which includes the Vinson Institute, has a new strategic plan to help ensure that the university’s vast resources are at work for the people of Georgia.
National Survey Reveals County Officials’ Economic Concerns. The National Survey of County Elected Officials brings together the views of county officials on the economy, politics, and other timely concerns.
Brunswick Study Targets Efficiencies. A detailed organizational review is helping Brunswick leaders make sure their city is working at maximum efficiency.
On the Road to New Ideas. County officials participating in the 2010 Mobile Classroom had the chance to observe and discuss a variety of economic development initiatives.
China Program Marks 10 Years of Training. The China Public Manager Training Program took time during a busy schedule to recognize its 10-year anniversary of training more than 1,000 officials.
Mapping Projects Enhance Response Efforts. Institute specialists use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in mapping projects ranging from fighting wildfires in Georgia to global humanitarian aid.
New Training for Historic Preservation Commissions. Local officials can learn the ins and outs of the process through this new instructional opportunity.
Retreat to Advance. Now is the time of year to consider how your local government may benefit from a Vinson Institute-facilitated retreat.
Vinson Fellows Onboard for Fall. UGA students Allison Leigh, Kristin Moreaux, and Sabrina Regaller are spending this semester getting an inside look at how state and local government work.
Leadership Institutes Simulate Challenges. Building a community from scratch gives training participants firsthand experience in what it takes to lead effectively.
Human Resource Management Note. Vinson Institute faculty and staff contributing to the third edition of the popular Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government include Steve Condrey, editor, Mark Foster, chapter author, and Carl McCoy, Alex Daman, and Linda Seagraves, assistance.