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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Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development:
a 2017 Update
Managing Marcellus
From comprehensive plans to pipeline agreements, this informational program will update local officials and residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania about current zoning and land use issues in local communities, including regulatory framework that drives these matters as they pertain to shale gas development.
Taking Back the
to Promote Health and Public Safety

“Complete Streets” is the simple idea that our streets and sidewalks should be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or how they get around. Communities benefit when they pass Complete Streets policies — discover how.

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.

Complete Streets

Discover how communities benefit when they pass Complete Streets policies and explore how a transportation policy designed for all users can improve the health, public safety and economic viability of your community.

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.

From Planning to Approval: A Net Zero Solution

Design plans were approved and construction has begun on the new “Net Zero” municipal building. Join us with the Sustainable Community Development Network for this free webinar.

The Path to a Better Transportation Future

The priorities of a community’s accessibility to transportation have a lasting impact on development and integration. Take transportation in your community to the next level.

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:

2017-18 NEOC Graduation Dinner
2017-18 Newly Elected Officials Course Graduation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Thursday, March 22, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM Rivers Club One Oxford...
2018 Golf Outing
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Cranberry Highlands Golf Course 5601 Freshcorn Road Cranberry Township, PA 16066 map 9:00 AM - Registration 9:15...
2018 ioby Webinar
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: How to Leverage "Crowdsourcing" to Enable Resident Leadership Register Now FREE Crowdsourcing has a strong history in...
Fight Blight 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ingram Borough Municipal Building 40 W. Prospect Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15205 map Blight is a...
The Case for Healthier Homes Webinar
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Lead, Radon & Mold in Residential Housing: Policy Opportunities to Ensure Healthier Homes Register here FREE Join...
Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Webinar
WEBINAR: Building (or Rebuilding) Communities that include every generation Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Register...
Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Webinar
Compete, Save, and Win with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Attention: Municipalities, local governments, community/economic development...
Local Government Academy Thanks the 2017 Advocates for Good Government: