Center for State & Local Government Excellence

A Collaborative Effort to Strengthen State and Local Government

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence ("SLGE") was founded in 2007 by ICMA-RC to respond to the challenges facing state and local governments as they sought to attract and nurture the best workforce for the 21st century.

In 2021, SLGE transitioned to a research center within ICMA-RC. The mission of SLGE at ICMA-RC is to promote excellence in state and local governments and other public service organizations so they can attract and retain talented public servants.

Since inception, SLGE at ICMA-RC has initiated numerous major research projects, conducted national surveys, and brought attention to future workforce challenges and opportunities in the public sector. The Center's research has been cited in Congressional testimony, is often referenced by state and local officials, presented at professional conferences, and covered by the national and regional media.

We look forward to delivering the highest quality research that helps inform organizations that serve their communities.

Lynne Ford
CEO &President,
ICMA-RC
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Joshua Franzel, PhD
Managing Director
Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC
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For more information on SLGE at ICMA-RC's research and resources for local and state governments and other public service organizations, visit www.slge.org. Also, follow the SLGE at ICMA-RC on Twitter at @4GovtExcellence and sign up for its monthly e-newsletter.

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