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ERIC Number: ED331658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Grassroots Government. A Report from The Local Government Center.
Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Local Government Center.
The Local Government Center of Montana State University provides professional education and technical assistance programs to enhance the governance capacities of local governments throughout Montana. The Center offers certification workshops for municipal and county officials focusing on practical and theoretical aspects of government, and a broad range of information about public service in Montana. Onsite technical assistance, which encompasses problem assessment, planning, policy design and revision, and specific issues in responding to local needs, is also provided. The Center is developing instructional materials to supports its education and technical assistance activities and to facilitate its outreach education endeavors. In addition, the Center's Applied Research Program guides the education and assistance programs and also compiles and disseminates information for developing research-based public policy and for evaluating the Center's outreach education activities. The Center has initiated partnerships with other departments within Montana State University, as well as other universities engaged in community education and outreach activities. It also coordinates and provides leadership for several advisory groups affiliated with local governments. Consulting faculty, statewide advisory boards, and publications available from the Center are listed in the booklet. (KS)
Descriptors: City Government, County Officials, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Local Government, Management Development, Outreach Programs, Professional Training, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Technical Assistance
The Local Government Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717 (at cost).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Local Government Center.
Identifiers: Montana State University