The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government, established in 1981, is an entity dedicated to its mission of enhancing the capacity of Florida’s governments and communities through education and training, technical assistance, applied research, and public service. The Institute serves the public’s interest through affiliated offices located at The Florida State University (executive), University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Institute’s 30-year history of providing unbiased and balanced expertise has resulted in lasting relationships and trusted collaborations with local and state government, educators, communities, and professional associations in both the public and private sectors. The Institute’s dedicated, professional, and highly skilled staff works within a common thread of core values that illustrate a continuing commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and balance both on and off the job.