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.

You-Go-Lead 2017-18

Frustrated with the political situation? Time for your generation to take charge! Learn how to work on or manage a campaign, or run for political office! A series of small group seminars designed to connect you with office holders, campaign managers, and those who have run before will be held over the next few months. This is open to all, and free, but space is limited so be sure to register. Refreshments will be served. 

The first one is Friday, October 27, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in 2175 SSB. Registration link is below or contact Sheryl Edwards for further information.

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.