Local Governance

Through the MSU Local Government Center, we deliver many programs to municipal and county officials, employees, and advisory boards.

“In my 31 years of public service, I have used one agency more than any  other to help with the issues facing our town. The LGC is completely  unmatched in our state by any other agency in their abilities to help local  government with multiple and varied issues.”

Strategic Planning

We provide guidance and assistance to help communities build capacity and plan for change.

“After the training, I am more motivated to follow through on connecting  with neighbors to start a neighborhood association, or join if there is an  organization, I haven’t found out about.”

Leadership Development

Our community leadership programs are aimed at building individual and group capacity to address complex issues.

“Knowing how I react in conflicts before and after this program, I am now  better able to work with others and understand other members of the team.”

Diversity and Inclusion

We provide programs, materials, and resources that provide individuals and organizations the tools to address a variety of topics including sexual and gender identity, racism, aging, and others. 

“Taking the Safe Zone Ally Development training is one of the best things  I’ve done. Not only did I acquire tools that will help my community, I learned  a lot about myself and how I can be, not just a better person, but a better  community leader.”

Climate Change

Programs and materials that explore the impacts of and strategies to address climate change.

“We learned how to authentically engage communities of interest and  place in developing practices that promote resiliency and sustainability.”