Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director of Local Government Academy, is leaving the post after 14 years. Hockenberry will assume the responsibilities of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments in September.
“I treasure the work of the Academy and relationships we have built with local officials. I am excited for this next chapter in my life and confident that a mission as compelling as LGA’s will find future success with renewed energy as a result of this transition,” Hockenberry said.
Hockenberry came to LGA in 2002 after serving as the Director of Administration and Finance at O’Hara Township for a number of years prior. During her tenure the Academy grew in both support and programming and now serves the 10-county region through its Newly Elected Officials Course and a variety of online offerings.
“Susan has made significant contributions to LGA,” said Art Tintori, Local Government Academy Board Chairman. “Her drive and dedication in promoting excellence in local government has elevated the organization. It is with warmest personal regards that we wish Susan success as she assumes her new position.”
The current course catalog allows LGA to continue to provide training to local communities after Hockenberry’s departure. The Academy Board of Directors will examine a number of options for the future, including conducting a search for a new Executive Director.