Our Mission

The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Institute for Local Government's mission is to increase the capacity of locally elected officials to govern effectively and address local needs with a regional perspective.

Our Curriculum Partners

The curriculum, course content, and course materials for all IFLG seminars are reviewed by University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD) faculty members. UMD faculty members also help develop specific courses and content. Many of IFLG’s seminars use curriculum and course materials developed by the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and Michigan Municipal League (MML). Participants in classes offered by the Institute for Local Government can receive credits toward MASB’s awards program and 0.3 CEU’s and 3 EOA credits from MML.