Local Government Academy

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The Multi-Municipal Planning
Community Sustainability
Grant Progam
Applications for the Multi-Municipal Planning & Community Sustainability Grant Program are accepted throughout the year, but applications are reviewed twice annually. Send in yours before the deadline.

The Newly Elected Officials Course, or NEOC, offers a comprehensive overview of the duties of municipal officials, taught by experts in their fields. More than 1,000 individuals have attended the Newly Elected Officials Course in over 30 years.

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2017 Promoting Excellence Golf Outing
Photos now posted to the LGA Facebook page.
Powers
Duties
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of Local Officials

This interactive virtual course brings to you the understanding of the powers and duties of local elected and nonelected officials as set out by state and federal statutes and regulations.

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Newly Elected Officials Course
This one-of-a-kind course is unique in Pennsylvania for its scope and content. More than 1,000 individuals have attended the Newly Elected Officials Course in its more than 30 years of existence.

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The Multi-Municipal Planning & Community Sustainability Grant Program

To date more than $500,000 in grants have been awarded to more than 30 multi-municipal groups.

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Farmers Market Webinar

SCDN WEBINAR: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well Managed Farmers Market.

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Powers and Duties of Local Officials
In order to fully understand these powers and their limits as well as the roles of elected officials to make local government work, LGA is offering this educational course.

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Public Works Supervisor Course

The workforce in public works is always changing and individuals with a variety of backgrounds find themselves leading public works departments.

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Local Government Academy:

an independent non-partisan organization, promotes excellence in local government.

We support and promote a strong and responsive local government system, develop effective local leaders, educate public officials, public employees and citizens, and build collaborations and partnerships.

What We Do:

Each year, Local Government Academy offers approximately 30 educational programs, including day and evening classroom-style programs, roundtable discussions and webinars.

What's Happening Now:

Greg Butler is the new Executive Director of Local Government Academy
Hired as Executive Director of Local Government Academy in May 2017, Greg brings 16 years of campus-level and online educational administration experience. Greg has held multiple student support...
Urban Agriculture Webinar
Community Development with Urban Agriculture – Release of Model Ordinance Wednesday, August 9 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Click here to register FREE Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized as a...
Sustainable Restaurants Webinar
Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants: Fostering Community, Health, and Prosperity Wednesday, August 16 1:00 pm Click here to register FREE Join the Sustainable Community Development Network...
Farmers Market Webinar
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well Managed Farmers Market Click here to register FREE Farmers markets have historically played a...
CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Smart Mobility Challenge
Municipal leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania have an opportunity to apply for Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute Smart Mobility Challenge. Up to $300,000 in awards are...
Feature: The River Towns
Pittsburgh often places high on the lists of the nation’s most livable cities, and, more recently, worldwide. It wasn’t always that way. The heart of the city was born of steel, seeing...
Sustainable Small Business Webinar
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Empowering Small Businesses: Sustainable Small Business Designation Click here to register FREE Join Kaity Baril of Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Local Government Academy in...

Between 2010 and 2015, more than 5,000 individuals representing 500 unique municipalities and organizations in 14 Pennsylvania counties attended programs offered by Local Government Academy

Participants from local governments have a tremendous impact on the communities they serve:

$1.3 Billion
in public spending
1,500 Square Miles
of land
1.9 Million
citizens served

Local Government Academy Thanks the 2017 Advocates for Good Government:

Local Government Aca

The annual Recognition Luncheon is right around the bend. Register now: ow.ly/3Xcl30dJoyv

1501 Preble Avenue, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412.586.5659

Info@LocalGovernmentAcademy.org