CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government


CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government

CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government is a professional, practical continuing education program for senior county staff and elected officials. Its goal is to expand capacity and capability of county elected officials and senior staff to provide extraordinary services to their communities. The Institute was established in 2008 and is a component of the California Counties Foundation, Inc. and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). Nearly 6,000 county staff and elected officials have taken courses. The Institute is supported by CSAC, the California Counties Foundation (a 501(c)(3) charity), grants from organizations and foundations, and course registration fees.


CSAC Institute courses are available in Sacramento, Merced, Martinez (Contra Costa), Redding (Shasta/Tehama) and San Bernardino counties. Thank you to each host county for making the Institute accessible around the state.

Sacramento location: Merced location:

Capitol Event Center
M.A.Y. Building
1020 11th Street


DCSS Training Center
3368 N Hwy 59
Suite I

Merced Campus Course Schedule

Contra Costa location: San Bernardino location:

Department of Conservation and Development
30 Muir Road

Contra Costa Campus Course Schedule

Department of Behavioral Health
303 East Vanderbilt Way, Room 109
San Bernardino 

San Bernardino Campus Course Schedule


Shasta/Tehama location

Hosted by Tehama and Shasta counties in Redding

Best Western Hilltop Inn
2300 Hilltop Drive

Shasta/Tehama Campus Course Schedule

CSAC Institute Offices
1100 K St. St. 101
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-7500 ext. 529
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