History of the IOG
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of the IOG
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John Scott Dailey, the founder of the IOG
Enhancing the effectiveness and quality of government in Florida
In 1981, the Florida Legislature and the Board of Regents created the Florida Institute of Government as a Type 1 Statewide Institute to enhance the effectiveness and quality of government in Florida through research, training, and technical assistance. The Institute was renamed the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government in July 2003 to honor our executive director who passed away in May 2003. The Florida Institute of Government's Executive Office in Tallahassee and a consortium of five affiliates at state universities receive state funds to provide low-cost, high-quality services to local governments and non-profit agencies throughout Florida.
Encompassing approximately 20% of the state's population
The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government (IOG) at Florida Atlantic University was established in 1982 as an affiliate of the Florida Institute of Government; the host organization for the IOG
at FAU is the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs. Our eight-county service area encompasses almost 20 percent of the state's total population and includes Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.