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.
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'[...]
On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the attendees of Local Government Academy's Annual Recognition Luncheon watched the debut of this year's Municipal Intern Program video. Twelve municipalities chose i[...]
Standing Tall: Fostering Tree Health and Community Well-Being featured a panel of local government officials and “tree experts” presenting an informative program featuring an overview on the benefits [...]
Please take note of the correction regarding the 2016 LGA Event Postcard: the Grant Seekers Workshop program as previously listed for July 9-10 is incorrect. The dates for the program are as follows:
The workforce in public works is always changing and individuals with a variety of backgrounds find themselves leading public works departments. What are the essentials that every Public Works Supervi[...]