The citizens of Florida deserve the best leaders. And it’s our charge to ensure those who seek to fulfill their call to public service have the resources in place to make them successful. Education and knowledge are the keys to ensuring our county government leaders are prepared to lead their communities forward. With servant leadership at our core, the Institute for County Government (ICG), in partnership with the University of Florida IFAS Extension, is dedicated to being the preeminent resource for training and research for Florida’s county commissioners and their staff. Together, we will build Florida’s brightest future one county at a time.
How does ICG partner with UF/IFAS Extension?
UF/IFAS Extension has developed a strong partnership with ICG to deliver education programs for county leaders. Since 2007, UF/IFAS has sponsored the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) Program. This partnership has ensured our ability to provide a leadership program of excellence that incorporates nationally-known speakers and faculty from the University of Florida. In 2012, UF/IFAS Extension increased its participation and is currently the sole sponsor of ICG's education programs. With this additional assistance, we have been able to broadly improve our existing programs and we have added some additional member benefits.