- GO Virginia Region 3
In 2020, the Cooper Center and GO Virginia Region 3 (Southern Virginia) formalized a partnership to advance economic development in Southern Virginia by expanding resources and collaborative efforts across the region. The Cooper Center brings its strengths in research, leadership development, and policy and economic analysis to the partnership.
- Virginia Local Government Management Association
Our partnership with the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) is based on a shared commitment to support local government leaders. In addition to providing staff support for VLGMA boards and committees, VIG also helps to plan and organize VLGMA’s two annual conferences, maintains the VLGMA web-site and edits and publishes the VLGMA newsletter.
- Women Leading Government (Virginia Chapter)
In 2019, local government senior executives established a Virginia chapter of the National organization, Women Leading Government, with the goal of increasing the number of women chief administrators. The number of women executives in local government is only 8%, lower than the national average. VIG is partnering with Virginia Women Leading Government to help move the needle on the number of women executives in government offices in Virginia.