Member Roster

Alabama

  • Auburn University

    Government and Economic Development Institute

    Formed in 2015, the Government and Economic Development Institute (GEDI) unifies the resources and programs of two long-standing University Outreach units, the Center for Governmental Services, or CGS, and the Economic and Community Development Institute, or ECDI, to provide broader range of coordinated services for Alabama communities. Among the services provided are applied research; education and training; and community assistance, engagement and consulting.
    Dr. Joe Sumners, Executive Director
    Government and Economic Development Institute
    213 Extension Hall
    Auburn University, Alabama 36849
    Phone
    (334) 844-4704
  • Troy University

    Center for Public Service

    The primary mission of the Center for Public Service is to provide expert assistance to Alabama state and local government agencies as well as nonprofit organizations in the state. The Center supports Troy University's strong commitment to community outreach and utilizes both University faculty and staff as well as outside consultants to provide research and analysis to its clients. A secondary objective is to develop opportunities for University involvement in international technical assistance and capacity building to coincide with the University's global reach and impact.
    Dr. Tom Vocino, Executive Director
    Center for Public Service
    P. O. Drawer 4419
    Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4419
    Phone
    334-241-8716

Colorado

  • University of Colorado Denver

    School of Public Affairs Institute

    The Buechner Institute (or BIG) was founded in 2010 in honor of John Buechner, former President of the CU System, Chancellor of CU Denver, and School of Public Affairs faculty member who specialized in local government. BIG is the applied arm of the School of Public Affairs and an umbrella organization for several faculty-driven centers and other leadership and training programs. These include the Center for Local Government Research and Training, the Center for Collaborative Governance, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Initiative, the Workshop on Public Policy Research, and the Center for Education Policy Analysis. Each of these organizations works with state and local governments, as well as nonprofits and foundations, to bring more evidence and research to bear on Colorado problems and issues. BIG also includes a cutting edge online health care policy journalism website – Health News Colorado – and leadership programs, some of which have been training leaders for 30 years – the Denver Community Leadership Forum, the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program, and a Certified Public Manager (CPM) program.
    Lisa VanRaemdonck, Executive Director
    School of Public Affairs Institute
    P.O. Box 173364
    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
    Phone
    (303) 315-2494
    Fax
    (303) 315-2229

Delaware

  • University of Delaware

    Institute for Public Administration

    The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners (governments and related nonprofit and private organizations) through the integration of applied research, professional development, and the education of tomorrow’s leaders. Program areas include civic education, comprehensive land-use planning, conflict resolution, economic development, education management, health policy, law and public policy, state and local government training, transportation policy, water resources planning and management, and women's leadership development.
    Dr. Jerome R. Lewis, Director
    Institute for Public Administration
    180 Graham Hall
    Newark, Delaware 19716-7380
    Phone
    (302) 831-8971
    Fax
    (302) 831-3488

Florida

  • Florida International University

    The Metropolitan Center

    The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied research and training institute that provides policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida. The Metropolitan Center is a part of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.
    Dr. Howard Frank
    The Metropolitan Center
    1101 Brickell Ave., Suite S-205
    Miami, Florida 33131
    Phone
    305-779-7870 and 305-348-0410
  • Florida State University

    Florida Institute of Government

    The mission of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government (IOG) is to enhance the capacity of Florida governments, public sector entities and organizations, and state and local leadership to more effectively serve and advance the quality of life for Florida communities. The IOG achieves its mission through education and training, technical assistance and applied research, and public service. The Institute adheres to a set of core values including the highest level commitment to: Integrity, Excellence, Learning and Balance. The IOG was created by the Florida Legislature in 1980 and subsequently designated as a Type I Institute by the Florida Board of Regents. The IOG fulfills its statewide mission through a consortium of six (6) affiliate program offices located at the Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida Gulf Coast University. The Executive Office of the IOG serves as the administrative unit of the program and is located at Florida State University. The IOG conducts research and provides technical assistance on a variety of public policy issues for and on behalf of the Florida Legislature and Executive Offices of the Governor and Cabinet. In this capacity, the IOG serves as a nexus that connects the research, technical assistance, and public policy needs and interests of government in Florida to a variety of resources and expertise from Florida’s State University System (SUS). Foremost, the IOG works in partnership with state and local government agencies and leadership to provide relevant, practical training and technical assistance services.
    Jeff Hendry, Executive Director
    Florida Institute of Government
    3200 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 7
    Tallahassee, Florida 32303
    Phone
    (850) 487-1870
    Fax
    (850) 487-0041

Georgia

  • Kennesaw State University

    A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research

    The A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University provides a wide range of technical assistance across a broad range of policy areas to governmental entities at various levels, as well as non-profit organizations. The Burruss Institute supports Kennesaw State University’s commitment to community outreach by conducting applied research and providing resource acquisition, strategic planning and training and technical assistance to local and regional nonprofit organizations, and government agencies and officials. The Institute includes a state-of-the-art CATI telephone survey lab and a geographic information systems (GIS) lab. The Institute utilizes the expertise of professional staff and the University faculty to analyze and research public sector issues and problems in order to provide key community decision-makers with information to help them solve problems and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.
    Dr. William Baker, Director
    A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research
    3333 Busbee Dr., NW, Box 3302
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591
    Phone
    (470) 578-6464
    Fax
    (470) 578-9087
  • University of Georgia

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government

    Since 1927, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has been an integral part of the University of Georgia. A public service and outreach unit of the university, the Institute helps governments become more efficient, effective, and responsive. Through training and development, customized assistance, application of technology, and studies relevant to government operations and decision making, the Institute of Government helps state and local government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a better Georgia, and helps international officials better understand and respond to global trends.
    Dr. Laura Meadows, Director
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government
    201 North Milledge Ave.
    Athens, Georgia 30602-5482
    Phone
    (706) 542-6192
    Fax
    (706) 542-9301

Idaho

  • Boise State University

    Idaho Policy Institute

    The Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) is housed within the School of Public Service at Boise State University. The School prepares students, public servants, and leaders to think both regionally and globally in an interdependent world. As such, it serves as a centralized resource for policy makers—to assist them in making informed decisions—and for faculty and students to actively connect and engage with the community and participate in policy decisions. IPI facilitates the research necessary for the School to realize these goals.
    Dr. Greg Hill, Director
    Idaho Policy Institute
    1910 University Drive, MS 1935
    Boise, Idaho 83725
    Phone
    (208) 426-2917
    Fax
    (208) 426-4370
  • University of Idaho

    James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

    The McClure Center examines and promotes research on public policy and leadership in public affairs issues that impact the state, the region and the nation. Foundational to the Center’s work is the promotion of broader public knowledge and understanding of political and policy making processes and the promotion of civic engagement and civil discourse.
    Dr. Jean Henscheid, Interim Director
    James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
    714 W. State St.
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    Phone
    (208) 364-4549

Iowa

  • University of Iowa

    Public Policy Center

    The mission of the Public Policy Center is to provide policymakers with information that can make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research. The six program areas of the PPC are: Health policy, Transportation and Vehicle Safety, Social and Education Policy, Politics and Policy and Environmental Policy as well as the Iowa Social Science Research Center.
    Dr. Pete Damiano, Professor and Director
    Public Policy Center
    Address 209 South Quadrangle
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    Phone
    (319) 335-6800
    Fax
    (319) 335-6801

Kansas

  • The University of Kansas

    Public Management Center

    The KU Public Management Center is the professional development arm of KU's School of Public Affairs and Administration and offers educational programs to meet the leadership training needs for public service professionals throughout the state of Kansas. The Center's programs prepare leaders, develop professionalism in the public workforce, and link KU resources to the challenges of public management.
    Laura Howard, Director
    Public Management Center
    4060 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
    Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3177
    Phone
    (913) 897-8526, (785) 864-8526
  • Wichita State University

    Public Policy and Management Center

    The Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC), formerly the Center for Urban Studies, at Wichita State University's Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs continues a long standing mission of applied research and community service. For more than 55 years, the Center has been responsible for advancing excellence in public service by developing people and organizations. PPMC supports government and nonprofit managers, elected officials and communities by providing policy analysis, applied research, professional development, technical assistance, special projects, facilitation and consultation to further the public good. The Center accesses professional staff, faculty experts and graduate students across disciplines to assist public and nonprofit organizations and communities in Kansas and beyond.
    Misty R. Bruckner, Director
    Public Policy and Management Center
    1845 Fairmount St., Box 155
    Wichita, Kansas 67260
    Phone
    316-978-6527

Maryland

  • University of Baltimore

    Schaefer Center for Public Policy

    Established in 1985, The Schaefer Center is an applied research unit located within the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. The mission of the Schaefer Center is to serve the public and not-for-profit sectors of the Baltimore metropolitan area and the State of Maryland by providing program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, management consulting, policy analysis, opinion research, conflict management consulting, and professional development services. The Center is home to the Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program. The Center’s professional staff includes experts in program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, survey research, policy analysis, survey research, organizational analysis, management information systems, human services administration, social policy, negotiation and conflict management, and economic analysis. The philosophy behind the Center is to combine scholarly research and quality teaching with effective public service. In all its endeavors, the emphasis of the Schaefer Center is on translating the knowledge and skills of the University community to “knowledge that works” to solve real-world problems and to producing tangible, usable results.
    Dr. Ann Cotten, Director
    Schaefer Center for Public Policy
    1420 N. Charles Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Phone
    (410) 837-6188
    Fax
    (410) 837-6175
  • University of Maryland

    Institute for Governmental Service and Research

    Founded in 1948, the Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR) is dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals and communities through its work in areas of public health and safety, justice administration, health information technologies, leadership and governance, and fiscal and land use management. IGSR partners with local governments, state and federal agencies, university researchers, and community organizations on projects that strengthen effectiveness and efficiency, promote evidence-based practices, and improve policy and outcomes. The Institute performs evaluation studies, opinion surveys, data analysis, strategic planning consultation, training, and technical assistance.
    Dr. Robin Parker Cox, Director
    Institute for Governmental Service and Research
    4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 208
    College Park, Maryland 20742-3225
    Phone
    (301) 405-4905
    Fax
    (301) 314-9258

Massachusetts

  • University of Massachusetts

    Donahue Institute

    Established in 1971, the UMass Donahue Institute is a public service, research, and economic development arm of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. Its mission is to apply theory and innovation to solve real world challenges and enable its clients to meet their goals. Their eight business groups deliver client-focused services in areas including applied research, program evaluation, organizational and non-profit development, training and technical assistance, educational programming, international programming, and workforce development. They serve clients in the public, non-profit, and private sectors located in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation and the world.
    Dr. J. Lynn Griesemer, Executive Director, and UMass Associate Vice-President for Economic Development
    Donahue Institute
    100 Venture Way, Suite 9
    Hadley , Massachusetts 01035
    Phone
    (413) 545-0001
    Fax
    (413) 545-3420

Michigan

  • Michigan State University

    Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

    The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University builds problem-solving relationships among policymakers and researchers and applies research and best practices to issues facing the State of Michigan. Their activities focus on political leadership training, policy education, and survey research. The Michigan Political Leadership Program trains future candidates, the Legislative Leadership Program orients new legislators and staff, and the Rosenthal Internship Program educates legislative interns. A grant program encourages policy-relevant research and a capitol public policy forum series presents research to policymakers. Their State of the State Survey tracks public opinion and their Michigan Policy Insiders Panel tracks elite opinion. Their Office for Survey Research conducts major state health surveys and other contract research.
    Dr. Matt Grossman, Director
    Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
    Berkey Hall, 509 E. Circle Drive, Room 321
    East Lansing, Michigan 48823
    Phone
    (517) 884-8640

Mississippi

  • Mississippi State University

    Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development

    The John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development was established at Mississippi State University in 1977 in honor of United States Senator John C. Stennis who was a 1923 graduate of Mississippi State. Operating primarily through an endowment raised by the MSU Development Foundation, the Stennis Institute performs a threefold mission: (1) to enhance the efficiency of Mississippi State and local government through research training, technical assistance, and service; (2) to conduct research and technical assistance which focuses on rural development; and (3) to promote civic education and citizen involvement in the political process.
    Dr. Dallas Breen, Executive Director
    Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development
    P.O. Drawer LV, The Depot Building
    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762-5916
    Phone
    (662) 325-8203
    Fax
    (662) 325-3772

Missouri

  • University of Missouri

    Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs / Institute of Public Policy

    Established in 2000 to enhance knowledge and understanding of critical public policy issues of concern to policymakers and citizens, the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) is the policy and outreach arm of the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. IPP provides a suite of services to the University, the State of Missouri – both legislative and executive branches – county, city and municipal governments, and nonprofit organizations across Missouri. These services include evaluation and project management, public policy analysis, training and consulting, and a graduate student practicum center. IPP’s work is organized in six main policy clusters: education, regional and economic development, social services, public safety, health access, and public health.
    Emily Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Associate Director
    Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs / Institute of Public Policy
    137C Middlebush Hall
    Columbia, Missouri 65211
    Phone
    (573) 884-5473
    Fax
    (573) 884-5310

Montana

  • Montana State University

    Local Government Center

    Established in 1985, the Local Government Center strengthens the capacity of Montana’s local governmental units by providing training, technical assistance, and research to local officials. In addition to directing certification training for newly elected officials and municipal clerks, the Center also provides high-quality facilitation and on-demand training on a variety of topics, including ethics, good governance, leadership development, strategic planning, and community engagement. In 2009 the Center organizationally aligned with Montana State University Extension and participates in Extension’s outreach mission.
    Dan Clark, Director
    Local Government Center
    Culbertson Hall 235-A, P.O. Box 170535
    Bozeman, Montana 59717
    Phone
    406-994-6694
    Fax
    406-994-1905

Nebraska

  • University of Nebraska

    Public Policy Center

    The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center was established in 1998 to link policy with research, process, and practice. Center researchers team with policymakers and other stakeholders to actively inform public policy by bringing expertise in strategic consulting and planning, communication, data collection and analysis, evaluation, events and seminars, facilitation, grant writing, project management, research, and surveys. The Center provides a unique opportunity for decision-makers of all kinds to work together to address the challenges of local, state, and federal policy. Center researchers combine professional expertise with rigorous academic methods and stakeholder involvement.
    Dr. Mario Scalora, Director
    Public Policy Center
    215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 401
    Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0228
    Phone
    (402) 472-5687
    Fax
    (402) 472-5679

New Jersey

  • Rutgers University Camden

    The Senator Walter Rand Institute

    Since its inception in 2000, the Walter Rand Institute (WRI) has pursued its mission of engaging Rutgers-Camden faculty and students with public administrators, elected officials, non-profit organizations, and community leaders to address the real world challenges that shape the lives of citizens in southern New Jersey and beyond. Providing high quality applied research and evaluation as well as a venue for public, private and not-for-profit leaders to engage constructively on challenging issues, WRI has tackled an array of policy problems including social service delivery, local government capacity, release and re-entry of violent offenders, civic engagement, housing affordability, and regional development. All of these projects have connected Rutgers students with exciting opportunities to enhance their education with invaluable experience in the real world of public affairs.
    Dr. Darren Spielman, Associate Director
    The Senator Walter Rand Institute
    411 Cooper Street
    Camden, New Jersey 08102
    Phone
    (856) 225-6566

New York

  • State University of New York, System Administration

    Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

    The mission of the Rockefeller Institute of Government is to improve the capacities of communities, state and local governments, and the federal system to work toward genuine solutions to the nation’s problems. Through rigorous, objective, and accessible analysis and outreach, the Institute gives citizens and governments facts and tools relevant to public decisions. It researches and promotes changes aimed at improving how public institutions operate, such as how they can meet their financial responsibilities, work across institutional divisions to solve common problems, use and generate evidence, and implement challenging initiatives. The Institute draws on the strengths of its parent institution, the 64-campus State University of New York, as well as other colleges and universities across the nation. The Institute is best known for its analyses of state and local fiscal conditions and issues and for analyzing the implementation of national initiatives at the state and local levels through multi-state field network studies.
    Dr. Thomas Gais, Director
    Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
    411 State St.
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone
    (518) 443-5831
    Fax
    (518) 443-5788

North Carolina

  • North Carolina State University

    Institute for Emerging Issues

    In 1985, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. and NC State Chancellor Bruce Poulton established the Emerging Issues Forum to focus attention on critical questions facing North Carolina’s leaders. The Institute for Emerging Issues continues to bring people together around complex issues in pursuit of a single goal: to ensure North Carolina’s future competitiveness. From energy, to fiscal modernization, to improving our systems of higher education, IEI takes the lead in convening state leaders in business, higher education and government to address these issues early to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.
    Leslie Boney, Director
    Institute for Emerging Issues
    Centennial Campus Box 7406
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
    Phone
    (919) 515-7741
    Fax
    (919) 513-7535
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    School of Government

    The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. Established in 1931 as the Institute of Government, the School provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments. The School of Government is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. Each day that the General Assembly is in session, the School produces the Daily Bulletin Online, which reports on the day’s activities for members of the legislature and others who need to follow the course of legislation.
    Michael R. Smith, Dean
    School of Government
    CB#3330, Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3330
    Phone
    (919) 966-5381
    Fax
    (919) 962-0654
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Urban Institute

    The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute seeks solutions for the social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our communities. Founded in 1969 as an applied research and outreach unit of UNC Charlotte, the Institute provides a wide range of services, including technical assistance and training related to operations and data management, public opinion surveys, land-use and natural resources consulting, economic development research and community planning to meet the needs of the 14-county Charlotte region and its citizens.
    Jeff Michael, Director
    Urban Institute
    9201 University City Boulevard
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001
    Phone
    (704) 687-1201
    Fax
    (704) 687-5327

Ohio

  • Ohio University

    Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

    The Voinovich School conducts applied research, technical assistance and strategic development projects in three critical areas for the region and state: 1) Energy and the Environment; 2) Public Service and Leadership; and 3) Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness. The School has major academic partnerships with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the Russ College of Engineering through the Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program (housed at the School), Integrated MBA Program and the MPA Program. School staff members provide ongoing strategic and business assistance to Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab in the Scripps College of Communication, and work with faculty in the College of Education on value-added achievement and performance research for K-12 education. The School has established numerous external strategic partnerships, including a nationally recognized venture capital/operational assistance program with Adena Ventures, a watershed research program with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Agency, and an educational research partnership with Battelle for Kids.
    Dr. Mark L. Weinberg, Founding Dean and Professor
    Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
    Building 21, The Ridges
    Athens, Ohio 45701
    Phone
    (740) 593-4390
    Fax
    (740) 593-4393

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma State University

    Oklahoma County Officer Training Program

    The mission of the County Training Program is to help county government officers and their staff execute their duties more effectively, efficiently and professionally. The County Training Program provides several resources including short-courses, handbooks, other publications, tutorials, webinars, and technical assistance. Certification/Accreditation are key programs. County elected officers are partners in these efforts. They serve on advisory boards, help create published materials, and sometimes participate directly in instruction.
    Dr. Notie Lansford, Professor, Extension Economist, Program Leader
    Oklahoma County Officer Training Program
    308 Ag Hall, Dept. of Ag. Econ.
    Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
    Phone
    405-744-8792
    Fax
    405-744-8210

Oregon

  • Portland State University

    Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Center for Public Service

    The Center for Public Service (CPS) works to enhance the legitimacy of -- and citizen trust in -- public service institutions and the people who work for them through applied research, training, education, and other talent-building programs and services that are custom-tailored for the specific needs of the public and non-profit sectors. The Center, which is housed in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, also is responsible for operating a NASPAA-accredited Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree program. In fulfilling its mission, the Center partners with public service organizations in both the U.S. and international settings, including Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Public Administration; the Tokyo Foundation; and the Seoul (South Korea) Metropolitan government.
    Phil Keisling, Director
    Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Center for Public Service
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon 97207
    Phone
    503-725-8168

    Fax
    503-725-5111


South Carolina

  • Coastal Carolina University

    Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy

    The Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy creates public value by connecting a variety of stakeholders through the production and dissemination of quality, non-partisan survey and policy research and leadership studies and training. We aim to equip students with research and analysis skills, provide scholars with an outlet for investigating important questions about governance and policy, and communicate with both public servants and citizens about policy issues, alternatives, and preferences. These goals reflect our belief that individuals across our community, state, and nation can improve governance and solve big problems by working together on a basis of mutual knowledge and understanding.
    Jacqueline Kurlowski, Coordinator
    Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy
    125 W. Chanticleer Dr.
    Conway, South Carolina 29528
    Phone
    (843) 349-6952
  • College of Charleston

    Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities

    The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities is an interdisciplinary initiative of the College of Charleston whose mission is to leverage the intellectual resources of the College to support the economic and cultural vibrancy of the City of Charleston and other communities throughout South Carolina, the United States, and around the world. The Riley Center achieves its mission by connecting community needs with faculty, staff and student expertise. The Center has five core competencies under which is offers a variety of services. These five areas are: 1) Nonprofit and Local Government Governance and Leadership Support; 2) Health and Sustainability; 3) Public Safety; 4) Education, Arts and Culture; and 5) Urban Design, Planning and Housing.
    Dr. Kendra Stewart, Professor and Director
    Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities
    66 George Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29424
    Phone
    (843) 953-6691
    Fax
    (843) 953-6109

Tennessee

  • University of Tennessee

    Institute for Public Service

    The Institute for Public Service was created in 1971 “to provide continuing research and technical assistance to state and local government and industry and to meet more adequately the need for information and research in business and government.” To help meet this legislatively mandated mission, the Institute is composed of several agencies including the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, the County Technical Assistance Service, the Center for Industrial Services, the Law Enforcement Innovation Center and the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership. IPS staff professionals provide on-site technical assistance and training, as well as regional conferences and programs on a variety of issues. The Institute is able to do this by operating offices across the state as well as utilizing a variety of technology platforms.
    Dr. Herb Byrd III, Vice President of Public Service
    Institute for Public Service
    1610 University Ave.
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
    Phone
    (865) 974-6621
    Fax
    (865) 974-1528

Utah

  • University of Utah

    Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

    The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute combines academic rigor with practical experience to assist elected officials, business and community leaders, and the public in making informed decisions for a prosperous state. The institute’s goal is to be a trusted provider of independent economic, demographic, and public policy data and research for the State of Utah. Additionally, the institute serves as a prestigious gathering place for thought leadership and training. An advisory board of business, government, community, and university leaders provides strategic direction to the institute. Former Governors Mitt Romney and Michael O. Leavitt serve as the board conveners and will host the 2016 annual summit at the newly restored Wall Mansion on historic South Temple, which will serve as the home of the institute beginning in 2016.
    Natalie Gochnour, Director and Associate Dean
    Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
    David Eccles School of Business, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 Campus Center Drive
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
    Phone
    801-587-3860
    Fax
    801-587-3380

Virginia

  • James Madison University

    Madison Center for Community Development

    The Madison Center for Community Development (MCCD) is an applied research and community outreach center at James Madison University. Founded in 2014, MCCD provides services including technical assistance and training; organizational capacity and development; and research and analysis around economic, community, environmental, and social issues. MCCD is housed within the School of Public and International Affairs and is a joint partnership with JMU's Offices of Research and Scholarship and Outreach and Engagement.
    Dr. Nicholas Swartz, Director
    Madison Center for Community Development
    Ice House, 127 West Bruce St., MSC 6906
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
    Phone
    (540) 568-5272
  • University of Virginia

    Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

    The Center for Public Service promotes excellence in public affairs by applying the resources of the University of Virginia to public problems and opportunities across the Commonwealth. The Center brings a broad range of expertise to its programs for governments, public officials, businesses, and the citizens of Virginia. Its activities include applied research in public policy, demographics, and economics; consultation and technical services to government agencies, localities, businesses, and other groups; educational programs, seminars, and conferences for public officials and civic leaders; and an active publications program that includes monographs, statistical data series and research reports. The Center has offices in Charlottesville, Richmond, Southside and Southwest Virginia.
    Dr. Meredith Gunter, Interim Director
    Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
    University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400206
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4206
    Phone
    (434) 982-5522
    Fax
    (434) 982-5524