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 now! $50 for the 4 session course (scholarships are available). Pipeline development has the potential to be the most lasting impact incurred by local communities experiencing unconventional gas development.  In

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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 Pennsylvania Conservation Explorer, an online tool for conservation planning and PNDI environmental review. The tool provides access to biodiversity information, leading to better planning and fewer project impacts on rare, threatened,

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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 improve transportation for our business and residents in the 10-county greater Pittsburgh region, to ask you, the municipal leadership of our region, to share your

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Fraud Overview and Prevention

Free online course, available now! CPA Tim Morgus, of Maher Duessel CPAs, presents “Fraud Overview and Prevention.” Fraud is an intentional act involving deception to obtain an unjust or illegal advantage. Local governments experiencing fraud face loss of assets, fiscal position and public trust. External audits do not protect against fraud, as such local government

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2016 Recognition Luncheon Photos

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’s donors, instructors, municipal interns, the Allegheny League of Municipalities’ Banner Communities, and communities that have earned certification through the Pennsylvania Sustainable Community Certification. Click on

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2016 Municipal Internship Program Video

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 interns from over 200 applications to participate through the summer in projects dedicated to improving their communities. Throughout the internship, the selected interns collected photo and video footage detailing their involvement

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Standing Tall program featured expert knowledge and real world application

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 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. It was

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