Providing the training and support that leaders need to run our local governments, civic organizations, institutions, and businesses is a critical component of creating resilient communities. Illinois Extension offers educational opportunities for elected and appointed officials and for anyone looking to serve in a leadership role. Through our Local Government Education webinars, Extension offers free and convenient online learning, covering topics that matter to local officials, such as economic development, budgets, FOIA requirements, Open Meetings Act, updates in state and federal legislation affecting county government, and other relevant topics.


Contact a Local Community and Economic Development Extension Professional to inquire about programming available to you and your community.