Strong leaders shape healthy communities.

Our greatest resource is our people. Illinois communities need leaders who provide clear direction, inspire creative problem solving, and create safe environments to work, learn, and grow. We know this responsibility weighs heavily on community leaders, so let us share the load. Illinois Extension is helping leaders and communities tackle complicated challenges in creating resilient communities. 

How we help communities like yours.

For local government officials and community leaders, our popular Local Government Education webinars feature online programs about economic development strategies, budgeting and planning, FOIA requirements, the Open Meetings Act, and other timely topics.