The Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government educates students about the importance of state and local governments and encourages them to participate in state and local affairs as volunteers, interns, and future leaders. It engages in local, regional, national, and international public service, training, and outreach to state and local governments and civic organizations. It also promotes scholarly and applied research.  The Center is directed by Prof. John Kincaid.


Meyner Center news ranges from local and regional activities to outreach into the national and international arenas.

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Discover the Meyner Center’s nonpartisan local, national, and international mission, learn about Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner, and get directions to the Center.

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Government and Civic Services

View the municipal and county governments and organizations for which the Meyner Center has provided services, programs, studies, and training to help them be efficient and productive.

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View Center reports and publications of Center staff covering local, regional, national, and international issues.

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Those conducting the Center’s work are director John Kincaid, the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service; David L. Woglom, associate director of public service; and Terry Cooper, administrative assistant.

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Robert B. & Helen S. Meyner Center
002 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042-1785
(610) 330-5598
Fax: (610) 330-5648