The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute
of Government at Florida Atlantic University was established in 1982 as an
affiliate of the Florida Institute of Government. The Institute’s primary
mission is to forge closer government-university ties to address the needs of
state, regional, local governments and non-profit agencies. The Institute’s
service area includes Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. The Institute is housed within
the College for Design and Social Inquiry.
Our Institute has maintained its strong
commitment to providing high quality programs at a reasonable cost to the local
governments within our eight-county service area. We have met the needs of our
constituents through training workshops for all levels of local government
employees, technical assistance services, and policy conferences, seminars, and
training workshops focusing on issues of public interest or concern.
From July 1 to December 31, 2013 over
4948 participants (representing more than 71 municipalities, 7 counties, and
numerous other public and private sector entities) attended more than 250
programs coordinated by the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at
FAU. The Institute's Steering Committee, which meets three times a year,
continued to provide invaluable assistance to IOG staff with regard to the
professional development needs of local governments.
In addition to open-enrollment and
on-site training classes, the IOG helped organize on-site technical assistance
projects for Broward County, Coral Gables, Doral, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and
Wellington. The FAU IOG in conjunction with the Florida Association of Code
Enforcement and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the
University of Central Florida coordinated four weeks of Level I, II, and IV code
enforcement certification programs in addition to offering open enrollment
recertification programs in south Florida.
The Institute also worked with the
Florida League of Cities and coordinated two regional summits addressing health
care reform and community revitalization. The Institute also coordinated a "hot
topics for local governments" seminar focusing on amending community
The Institute was very pleased to award
two $1250 Adriana Castellano Memorial Scholarships from the Florida Association
of Business Tax Officials to two outstanding students within the College for
Design and Social Inquiry. The IOG Director, who serves as the Chair of the
newly established School of Public Administration Advisory Board, met in
November to assist the Public Administration faculty by offering recommendations
to enhance the quality and increase the enrollment of the five degree programs.
Our Institute updates our constituents
about our training classes and seminars with brochures; blast emails and through
our web page.