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June 25, 2014 | Spotlight

Institute's Renaissance Fellows Aid Revitalization Efforts in Three Georgia Cities

Revitalization projects are under way in three Georgia cities participating in the second annual Downtown Renaissance Fellows program, an innovative partnership that provides technical and design services to address needs identified by municipal leaders.

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.