Volunteers for 2015-2016 Newly Elected Officials Course Opening Day receive (Local Government) Academy Awards! Newly Elected Officials Course is offered after every municipal election and will resume in November 2017.
Join us for the four-part Professional Police Operations program beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Discover cooperative ways to provide police services that are not only fiscally responsible and effective, but also afford police a chance to be in a safe organization that provides the necessary resources to get the job done.
Police protection is among the most important, highly valued, and costly services provided by local governments. Attend only the "Regional Policing" session of the "Police Operations" four-part series on Thursday, September 29, to learn about Regional Policing from communities and managers who have developed this service.
Local Government Academy had the honor of meeting with the "Government Transparency / Access to Public Information" group from Ukraine invited by the Open World Leadership Center and hosted by Global Pittsburgh to discuss transparency, ethics, and accountability in local government.
Congratulations to the 2015-16 Newly Elected Officials Course participants! The class participated in 45 hours of instruction on Infrastructure and Public Works, Community Development, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Ethics and many other topics. Click here to view the photo gallery from the Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
Paid internships provide students who are considering a career in government an opportunity for real world experience. Local governments have also found that internships are a great way to get project[...]
Click here to register for this archived webinar, recorded July 27, 2016.
This presentation will introduce participants to the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) and the award-winning Pen[...]
Transportation is an issue that affects all of our communities. That is why Local Government Academy is partnering with the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA, a new public-private effort to im[...]
Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director of Local Government Academy, is leaving the post after 14 years. Hockenberry will assume the responsibilities of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments in Sept[...]
Free online course, available now!
CPA Tim Morgus, of Maher Duessel CPAs, presents "Fraud Overview and Prevention." Fraud is an intentional act involving deception to obtain an unjust or illegal ad[...]
On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Local Government Academy's annual Recognition Luncheon was held at the Engineer's Society of Western Pennsylvania. Recognized among the audience of over 100 were LGA'[...]