New to government? Our resources for newly elected officials offer some great guidance

Oct 27, 2023

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Elected officials and members of appointed boards have a lot of responsibility when it comes to understanding their government’s operations. From compliance laws, to fraud prevention, to cybersecurity, there are numerous areas that require attention.

Our audit recommendations are meant to make government work better. Familiarizing yourself with your government’s audit reports and any findings or management letters will go a long way. In addition, our Center for Government Innovation provides access to the knowledge and resources local governments can use to help innovate and improve. The Center's resource library features a well-organized, updated compilation of free guides, checklists, best practices and tools to help governments help the people they serve.

Where to begin? Here are links to some of the key resources elected officials and board members – whether they are newly elected or just looking for a refresher – have found useful. 

Have questions or need more information? Reach out to our Center for Government Innovation team by phone at 564-999-0818 or email at for help.