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June 6, 2014 | Spotlight

Georgia Cities Attack Civic Challenges through Institute Collaboration

Leaders in 10 Georgia cities gained practical knowledge they can apply to local challenges through an Institute of Government collaboration with the UGA School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

June 3, 2014 | Spotlight

Institute Completes Third Public Retirement Study and Begins a Fourth

The Institute of Government's Paula Sanford, an expert in local government finance, recently completed a public retirement study for the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE). This first national study of its kind explores how the practice of automatic escalation, gradually increasing employees' contributions to a defined contribution plan, can be used in the public sector.

May 21, 2014 | Spotlight

Vinson Fellows Give Presentations on Their Spring Semester Research Projects

Four University of Georgia undergraduate students in the Vinson Institute Fellows Program concluded their semester-long research projects by giving presentations to Institute of Government faculty and staff at a gathering earlier this month.