The Institute of Government has a library of resources to help governments, their employees, citizens and stakeholders. The following is a list of some of the resources available:
This website is a portal to demographic and financial data about Georgia’s counties, cities, and school systems.
Within the Georgiadata.org portal, users can assess financial information about their local governments and school systems.
An organizational chart of state government is available for download. The State Organizational Chart presents the state’s organizational structure from the perspective of the voter and highlights what offices are constitutional offices and what boards are appointed by the Governor.
Economic Development Handbook for Georgia's Rural Communities
For this publication, we have a digital publication and a softbound publication available for purchase.
The Economic Development Handbook for Georgia’s Rural Communities is both a desk reference and a training resource. Its chapters include checklists and task lists to help you organize information and conduct basic economic development activities. In addition to providing vital information for economic developers on essential basic topics, this handbook focuses on economic development in the state of Georgia, including laws, partners, programs and resources. (published in 2017)
The handbook provides a comprehensive review of the legislative process and current issues and challenges for Georgia General Assembly members and incorporates changes in the law and legislative procedure that have occurred since the previous edition (published in 2007).
The Georgia County Guide is a compilation of statistics for each of Georgia’s 159 counties. The book is updated annually and includes data from more than 90 difference federal, state, and local data sources. Detailed county-level and state data related to agriculture, crime, economics, education, government, health, housing, labor, natural resources, occupations, population, public assistance, transportation, and vital statistics is available. Georgiadata.org provides much of this data electronically. Production of the Georgia County Guide is a collaborative effort of the Institute of Government and UGA Extension.
66-minute tutorial: Details the duties and responsibilities of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and provides detailed reporting and survey responsibilities, requirements, and mandates for local governments