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November 12, 2013
LGA's First On-Line Training Course Begins June 30th
Take a break from the summer heat by participating in an on-line training course from the comfort of your home or office. Registration is now open for LGA's first complete on-line training program, which begins June 30th and runs through July 11th. To set up your student account:
  • Enter the following URL into your browser:
  • Select "I am a Student"
  • Enter the Join Code: LRNNJ6
  • Enter your name
  • Create a Username and Password
  • Agree to the terms of use

You will receive an e-mail with additional instructions once the course begins on June 30th.

Two New Programs Available in the Managing Marcellus Training Series
This summer, LGA will offer two additional programs as part of the Managing Marcellus training series. Click here for complete details and to register.

Webcasts Available from the New Tools in the Blight Fight, Managing Marcellus Training Series
Local Government Academy has made available a number of free webcasts from the programs that were held as part of the New Tools in the Blight Fight and Managing Marcellus training series that took place in 2012 and 2013.

Nearly 60 Elected Officials 'Graduate' From Newly Elected Officials Course
Local Government Academy recently recognized nearly 60 elected officials who completed the Newly Elected Officials Course, the most comprehensive program in the Commonwealth for winners of local elections. Click here to read more about the graduates and to view photos from the Graduation Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

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Webinar Series, Covering Essential Local Government Topics, Available for Purchase
Local Government Academy produced a series of webinars focusing on the "nuts and bolts" topics that are necessary for local elected officials to understand in order to be effective leaders during their term in office. The registration fee is $60 for 7, one-hour webinars. Those interested in viewing the webianrs must first register on-line; a link to each recording will be made available in the confirmation message. Click here for more details.
LGA Lyceum Features News & Opinions on the Issues Affecting Local Governments
Check out LGA Lyceum - a blog for reading and responding to local government issues. 
Recent Blog Posts Include:
  • April 8, 2013: Introducing Green Tree Borough's Junior Council Member
    Submitted by: Chandrasekar Muthiah, Student at Keystone Oaks High School
  • January 30, 2013: Mild Effects of Act 13 Impact Fee Funds on Municipal Budgets in SWPA
  • January 17, 2013: Local Information: Junior Council Person programs promote civic engagement
  • December 12, 2012: Allegheny League of Municipalities Announces Banner Community Program
  • December 4, 2012: Explaining the Anti-Windfall Provision for Allegheny County Municipalities & School Districts
  • November 28, 2012: Unleashing the region's full potential for sustainable development
  • September 18, 2012: Building Trust with the Public You Serve: Creating a Culture that Supports Ethical Behavior Among Local Government Officials, Employees
  • September 7, 2012: The Only Constant is Change: My Community's Exploration into Changing the Size of Our Elected Governing Body
    Submitted by: April Weitzel, Council President, Crafton Borough & 2011-12 NEOC Graduate
  • August 29, 2012: Summer Webinar Series Covered Essential Local Government Topics
  • April 23, 2012: What Can an Environmental Advisory Council Accomplish for Your Community?
    Submitted by: Stan Kabala, LGA Board Member & Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research & Education, Duquesne University
  • March 14, 2012: Opening Remarks from New Tools in the Blight Fight Launch Event
    Submitted by: Court Gould, Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • February 29, 2012: Recycling's Renaissance Can Save Your Community Money & Resources
    Submitted by: Pennsylvania Resources Council
  • February 8, 2012: Reassessments & Your Taxes: Common Myths Debunked
    Submitted by: Paul Lalley, Esq., Campbell, Durrant, Beatty, Palombo & Miller, P.C.
  • January 26, 2012: What Can You Do to Ensure the Health of Your Community's Pension Plan?
    Submitted by: Colleen Deer, Mockenhaupt Benefits Group
  • January 20, 2012: Pennsylvania's Public Sector Pension Crisis: What Local Elected Officials Need to Know to Make the Best Decisions Regarding Their Community's Plan
    Submitted by: Will Bernstein & Brian Jensen, Pennsylvania Economy League
  • January 10, 2012: Why Air Quality is a Local Issue
    Submitted by: Jamin Bogi, Group Against Smog & Pollution

Interested in learning more about Bus Rapid Transit?
A group of stakeholders through the City of Pittsburgh, focusing mainly on the Uptown, Hill District & Oakland neighborhoods, are exploring the possibility of Bus Rapid Transit throughout that corridor. Check the GetTherePGH website for more details, including upcoming community meetings, where you can learn more about the proposal.


LGA Video: Mike Lynch Talks About the Importance of the Scholarship Fund at 2011 Golf Outing

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Download Podcasts from the 2010 Road to Excellence Conference
Podcasts of the 8 presenters who spoke at the 2010 Road to Excellence Conference are now available. Please click here to download and listen to the individual presentations.

The 2010 Road to Excellence Conference was held on Tuesday, June 1 at the Sheraton Station Square. The topic for this year's Road to Excellence Conference was "Beyond Mutual Aid: Intergovernmental Cooperation, Public Safety & Homeland Security."  Click here for more information.



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