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 a panel of local government officials and “tree experts” Thursday, July 7, for this informative program featuring an overview on the benefits of a municipal forestry program and advice on the best way to develop, nurture and sustain the street trees and tree canopy of your community.
Back by popular demand, the 2016 Grant Seekers 1.5 day workshop is being offered Monday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 20, to assist local elected officials, public employees and citizens with developing the skills and techniques necessary to prepare successful funding proposals. Register now!
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.
Register now for the annual 2016 LGA Recognition Luncheon, which will be held on August 11. Each year, LGA pays tribute to those whose exceptional leadership has contributed to excellence in local government. Information also available about program advertising.
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.
The 2016 Municipal Intern Program is now in full swing. Eager interns met with officials from various municipalities along Western Pennsylvania at Carnegie Mellon University. Interviews have initiated and officials will be making their decisions in time for internships to begin next month.
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.
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GlobalPittsburgh (formerly the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors) arranged for a group of five journalists from Ukraine to meet with Local Government Academy Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The gr[...]
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Local Government "Next Generation" Networking Event
Join LGA’s Rising Professionals in Local Government Network on Friday July 8, 2016 at 3 PM at LGA’s offices (1501 Preble Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 152[...]