Through the perspective of community governance, communications technology, and the public policy environment, the Center will explore effective ways for local governments to communicate and engage with citizens, revitalize community and develop innovative and effective ways to provide municipal services. CILG pursues the vision of effective governance that encourages a sense of cooperation, trust and understanding among citizens, administrators and elected officials.
Recent work includes studies on virtual community collaboration, municipal Wi-Fi, and the implications of outsourcing municipal services. The Center for Innovation in Local Government is led by James D. White, Ph.D. and Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D.