The 33rd Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators wrapped up on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with a luncheon at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens featuring remarks by Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov.-elect Burt Jones.
Hosted by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Biennial Institute has been a recognized tradition on the state political calendar since 1958. The three-day event provides legislators valuable time for learning, networking and exploring state issues prior to the convening of the General Assembly. This year, 53 new legislators joined fellow lawmakers for updates on topics such as transportation, electric mobility, mental health, cybersecurity, workforce needs and economic development. The General Assembly will convene on Jan. 9, 2023.
Faculty members from the Institute of Government, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, moderated sessions with panelists including government agency leaders, elected officials and business executives from across the state.