Local Government Academy

Municipal Intern Program

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 projects completed by enthusiastic students anxious to show what they can do.


2017 Contemplating Governing

The purpose of this session is to educate candidates on the important deadlines and filing requirements they will face in order to appear on the May 16th Pennsylvania primary ballot.


ioby: Embracing Community Initiative

This free webinar, presented for local government leaders in Southwestern PA, provides an introduction to an innovative new means for funding small projects while catering to community interests.


Public Works Supervisor Course Available Now!

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


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 Contemplating Governing
Session 1 of Contemplating Governing: "Tackling Candidate Red Tape" online course is now available.   The purpose of this session is to educate candidates on the important deadlines and...
Actualizing Community Initiatives – Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards)
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Actualizing Community Initiatives - Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards) Register here FREE (A Sustainable Development Academy program presented by the Local Government...
The 2017 Municipal Intern Program is Underway!
Students can click here to register. Municipalities, COGs and Authorities can click here to submit a project application. Paid internships provide students who are considering a career in...
Powers and Duties of Local Officials
The public meeting of any local government is where the rubber meets the road.  This is where rules are enacted, money is authorized to be spent, developers are given the go ahead for a project...
Managing Marcellus: Understanding Pipelines-What Local Governments and Planners Need to Know
In-person Session: Thursday September 29, 2016 6PM to 8:30PM Washington & Jefferson College Burnett Center (Yost Auditorium) 292 E Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 (map) Register...
PA Conservation Explorer Tool
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...
Act Now to Share Your Transportation Needs
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...

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

Bellevue Borough is looking for a Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor. More info: ow.ly/ARUQ308Y9IC

1501 Preble Avenue, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412.904.4928 [Fax]