ACCESS. COLLABORATION. COMMUNITIES. IMPACT
Guided by these four values, the Cooper Center is reimagining what public service means, how the work is carried out, and who is included in the conversation. Through our research, leadership development programs, and local government engagement initiatives, we continue to work toward our vision of good governance, equity, and resilience in every Virginia community.
Known for its research and practical work benefitting the commonwealth and local governments, the Cooper Center soon will become an even more important part of UVA’s growing focus on strengthening democracy at home and abroad as it integrates into UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy in July.
Intern Irene Cox and the Energy Transition Initiative team "have crafted a report advising communities on the deal they should strike with developers – noting that decommissioning a large solar array could take months and cost more than a million dollars." Virginia Public Radio
"Virginia’s cities lost population during the pandemic, but some localities bordering metro areas grew significantly – especially those near Richmond, according to Hamilton Lombard of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service." UVA Today
Cooper Center Energy Transition Initiative
Practical and tested training programs and coaching to build leaders at all levels
Research and Analysis
Trusted data and analysis applied to your context and questions
Best practices and emerging trends identified by practitioners for practitioners
INTERSECTIONS IN PUBLIC SERVICE PODCAST SERIES
This series looks at public service through a varied lens from affordable housing to climate change to public leadership.