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About Us


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 redevelopment plans.

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.

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