August 7, 2014
The Civic Federation is a member of the Governmental Research Association (GRA), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The GRA is the national organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research. Organizations like the Civic Federation from around the country gathered in Washington D.C. this week for a conference to discuss timely government issues and celebrate the excellent research and policy achievements of member organizations. In the spirit of promoting member groups’ extraordinary contributions to improving government, we encourage our blog readers to follow the links below to explore the depth and breadth of topics GRA members address.
While each GRA member organization is unique in its size, focus and activities, all have in common a non-partisan, objective perspective on government and public policy. If you are reading this blog, the Civic Federation may already be your source for analysis of government finance issues in Illinois and the Chicago area. But if you are looking for analysis of governmental matters in other states and localities, GRA is an excellent place to find policy experts with a deep understanding of their state or region.
The GRA website, graonline.org, includes a member directory with links to each organization’s website. Additionally, the site aggregates member organizations’ blog posts and publishes a monthly digest of members’ research releases and other events.
Click here to learn more about GRA and here to learn more about government research. For more information about joining GRA, click here or contact Robert Henken, GRA President and President of the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.