Term Government Associations
Code TN-2500
Definition Associations whose members are representatives of government at all levels who have affiliated for the purpose of working together to discuss, study and resolve the problems they have in common and promote the general welfare of the jurisdictions they represent. Government associations provide advocacy, training, publications, research and other services for their members; offer a forum for discussion and problem-solving; enable members to speak with a single voice on local, regional, state or national policy; alert members to emerging social, economic and political trends; promote leadership; share innovations and best practices; provide management and technical assistance services; offer cost savings through aggregated purchases of insurance, energy or other resources; and provide other forms of support that meet the needs of their members.
Created 4/22/08
Changed 5/5/10
Use References
See Also References Civic Participation/Political Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1500)
Government Complaints/Government Ombudsman Offices (DD-1500.4150)
Government Information Services (TJ-3200.2500)
Government Reform Groups (TD-1600.2300)
Legislative Advocacy (FP-0500.4500)
Political Organization and Participation (TQ)
Political Science and Public Policy Research (TR-8000.6300)
Political Science Clubs/Societies (PS-8200.8200-600)
Public Officials Offices (TD-6600)
External Classification Terms Occupationally/Professionally Oriented Groups/Associations (UW
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (USA OT-600)
Professional Societies & Associations (W) (NTE W03)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References “About MMA”, Massachusetts Municipal Association website, http://www.mma.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=6&Itemid=62

“About the National Governors Association”, NGA website, http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.cdd492add7dd9cf9e8ebb856a11010a0/

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