Partners of the Center for Governmental Studies

The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS), at its core, is about building capacity in our region and developing partnerships with external organizations and partners.

CGS partnerships are mutually beneficial: we exchange information, share resources and explore shared vision. Through these relationships, we connect the region, contribute innovative practices, inform policy makers and educate regional leaders. Our partnerships also add value to both the research and engagement mission of Northern Illinois University.

Ultimately, together, we help create a better-informed network throughout our region, state and beyond.

CGS has partnered with a variety of organizations over the years, including the following.

  • Adventure Works of DeKalb County
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • City of DeKalb
  • DeKalb Community Foundation
  • DeKalb Economic Development Corporation
  • DeKalb Community Foundation
  • Egret and Ox
  • IIRC
  • NIU School of Public Administration
  • Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

If you're interested in a potential partnership or wondering how partnering with CGS will benefit your organization, contact CGS director Greg Kuhn at

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