Today’s complex challenges demand that governments at all levels strive to be more responsive, efficient, and effective in serving their citizens. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is committed to promoting excellence in government through technical assistance, training programs, applied research and technology solutions. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best institutes of government in the nation.
The Institute of Government works extensively with governments across Georgia and beyond to develop the knowledge and skills that elected officials, professional staff, and appointed board members need to manage effectively in the 21st century. As we look ahead to future governance challenges, we must continue to tackle the complex and ever-changing demands of communities and their leaders. As an integral part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach mission, we are committed to serving the state of Georgia and its state and local governments and other public entities.
As a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, we share in the university’s overarching public service mission of extending our resources of professional knowledge and expertise to help communities improve their quality of life. Fundamental to quality of life in Georgia and around the world is effective, efficient, and responsive governance.
At the Institute of Government, we inform, inspire, and innovate so that governments can be more efficient and responsive to citizens, address current and emerging challenges, and serve the public with excellence.
In fulfilling the Institute of Government’s mission, we believe in and embrace five core values: