The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its founding during a reception and luncheon on Thursday, April 24 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
The program will feature the inaugural presentation of the Rose Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service to Elizabeth G. Hill, Legislative Analyst for the state of California. The Rose Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service was established by the Board of Governors in 2007 to acknowledge an individual or organization that demonstrates an enduring commitment to exemplary public service. Honor, integrity, leadership, and a philanthropic spirit are among the defining characteristics of this individual or organization.
In addition to members of the Instituteâ€™s Board of Governors, staff and students, attendees will include past members of the Instituteâ€™s Board of Governors and Claremont McKenna College alumni and friends.
The Rose Institute was established in 1973 with a pledge from Claremont McKenna College trustee and founding Rose Institute board member the late Edessa Rose of San Marino. The Institute pursues the complementary missions of providing research experience for students and publishing studies on issues of state and local government and politics with a primary emphasis on California. The mission is accomplished through the collaborative research efforts of the Instituteâ€™s students, staff, and faculty as they conduct studies in the areas of demographic analysis and geographic information systems, fiscal and economic impact analysis, survey research, and legal and regulatory analysis.
The Institute is well known for its studies and analyses of California redistricting and for the annual Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey.