The Council of State Governments serves the three branches of state government and fosters the exchange of ideas and insights to help state officials share public policy.

1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
Tel: (859) 244-8000
Fax: (859) 244-8001

The International City/County Management Association has a mission to create excellence in local governing by developing and fostering professional management.

777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20002-4201
Tel: (800) 745-8780
Tel: (202) 962-3680
Fax: (202) 962-3500

The National Association of Counties unites the nation's more than 3,000 county governments, providing a collective voice on national policy.

660 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (888) 407-6226
Tel: (202) 393-6226

The National Conference of State Legislatures offers information about state legislatures, policy issues, and legislative news.

444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001-1512
Tel: (202) 624-5400
Fax: (202) 737-1069
Email: ncslnet-admin@ncsl.org


The National League of Cities works in partnership with 49 state municipal leagues, serving as a resource to and advocate for more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns.

660 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (877) 827-2385
Email: info@nlc.org


For information on state and local government offices, state legislatures, state judiciaries, and more, visit this Web site.


The U.S. Department of State offers a wealth of information, including internship opportunities, the history of the Foreign Service, and current officers and embassies.

2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520-0099
Tel: (202) 647-4000

The U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes laws, and provides information on Congress, the history of the House, and legislative activity on its Web site.

Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 224-3121

The U.S. Senate proposes and votes on legislation that affects U.S. domestic and foreign policy; its Web site offers extensive information about Congress, government history, current legislation, and more.

Washington, D.C. 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3121