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Developing dynamic leaders to strengthen local governments

VIG supports leaders at all levels of local government through professional development, equity clinics, certification for Treasurers and Commissioners of Revenue, customized training programs, and specialized consulting.

The Virginia Institute of Government is no ordinary training program. 

We know that democracy is nurtured and supported in resilient communities where people work together to find solutions. Our mission is to build the capacity of local government staff and leaders from across the country to develop the skills necessary for effective, high-performing, and inclusive local governance. 

We serve local and state government leaders nationwide, both elected and appointed; local and state government staff; and students interested in public service opportunities. 

We offer professional services to localities across Virginia, including strategic planning, economic development, budgeting, organizational development, executive coaching, diversity and equity training, and more. 

We advance economic, workforce, and community development in Southern Virginia through a partnership with the Growth and Opportunity Virginia Region 3 Council. 

We host the Wallerstein Scholars program for college students interested in working in local government and gaining hands-on experience in public service.