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LGA Meets with Central, South American Delegation as Part of U.S. State Department Program

A group of 15 Central and South American governmental, media and advocacy organizations representatives visited LGA on Monday, Sept. 28  to discuss transparency and ethics in government and how LGA’s Newly Elected Officials Course contributes to  the same.

The delegation is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, hosted by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This group are visiting four U.S. cities – Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Sacramento – as part of the “Transparency and Accountability in Government: A Project for the Western Hemisphere.” Global Pittsburgh organized the Pittsburgh visit.

Susan  Hockenberry reviewed LGA’s Newly Elected Officials Course, in which newly elected officials receive training in their duties as public officials, with the group, that is made up of political advisors and staff members on all levels government, local to national, to newspaper, magazine, radio and television reporters and editors, and representatives of various advocacy organizations, including Paraguay’s president of Amnesty International.

Many thanks to Global Pittsburgh for engaging LGA in this important work, and to 5 Star Development for hosting in their training center.