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The Newly Elected Officials Course, or NEOC, offers a comprehensive overview of the duties of municipal officials, taught by experts in their fields. More than 1,000 individuals have attended the Newly Elected Officials Course in over 30 years.

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Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development:
a 2017 Update
Managing Marcellus
From comprehensive plans to pipeline agreements, this informational program will update local officials and residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania about current zoning and land use issues in local communities, including regulatory framework that drives these matters as they pertain to shale gas development.
Taking Back the
to Promote Health and Public Safety

“Complete Streets” is the simple idea that our streets and sidewalks should be accessible to all residents, regardless of their age or how they get around. Communities benefit when they pass Complete Streets policies — discover how.

of Local Officials

This interactive virtual course brings to you the understanding of the powers and duties of local elected and nonelected officials as set out by state and federal statutes and regulations.

Municipal Intern Program
Paid internships provide students who are considering a career in government an opportunity for real world experience. Local governments have also found that internships are a great way to get projects completed by enthusiastic students anxious to show what they can do.


2017 Contemplating Governing
The purpose of this session is to educate candidates on the important deadlines and filing requirements they will face in order to appear on the May 16th Pennsylvania primary ballot.


ioby: Embracing Community Initiative
This free webinar, presented for local government leaders in Southwestern PA, provides an introduction to an innovative new means for funding small projects while catering to community interests.


Public Works Supervisor Course Available Now!
The workforce in public works is always changing and individuals with a variety of backgrounds find themselves leading public works departments.


Local Government Academy:

an independent non-partisan organization, promotes excellence in local government.

We support and promote a strong and responsive local government system, develop effective local leaders Educate public officials, public employees and citizens, and build collaborations and partnerships.

What We Do:

Each year, Local Government Academy offers approximately 30 educational programs, including day and evening classroom-style programs, roundtable discussions and webinars.

What's Happening Now:

Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Webinar
Compete, Save, and Win with the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Attention: Municipalities, local governments, community/economic development corporations and authorities Are you seeking ways...
Complete Streets Workshop 2017
CONNECT - Complete Streets Workshop, 2017 Over 80 attendees joined CONNECT and partners to learn more about Complete Streets policies! Session topics included Complete Streets basics and...
NEOC Refreshment Break Sponsorships
Support Good Government and the efforts of the Newly Elected Officials Course participants! Pick an NEOC session and sponsor the Refreshment Break (Saturday sessions have two breaks to sponsor,...
Complete Streets Webinar
Webinar: Taking Back the Streets to Promote Health and Public Safety "Complete Streets" is the simple idea that our streets and sidewalks should be accessible to all residents, regardless of...
Handling Employment Investigations
Webinar: Handling Employment Investigations From time to time, municipalities face the challenge of investigating the misconduct of an employee. Mistakes happen when employers aren’t trained to...
Managing Marcellus 2017 Update
Regulating and Planning for Shale Gas Development: a 2017 Update The development of shale gas in southwestern Pennsylvania has had an impact with the promise of new, diversified income to...
Imagine Transportation 2.0
The Path to a Better Transportation Future Outcomes from the Imagine Transportation 2.0 Visioning Process and New Ideas for Transportation Planning and Investment In Our Communities   The...

Between 2010 and 2015, more than 5,000 individuals representing 500 unique municipalities and organizations in 14 Pennsylvania counties attended programs offered by Local Government Academy

Participants from local governments have a tremendous impact on the communities they serve:

$1.3 Billion
in public spending
1,500 Square Miles
of land
1.9 Million
citizens served

Local Government Academy Thanks the 2017 Advocates for Good Government:

Local Government Aca

North Huntingdon Township is looking for a Communications and Technology Coordinator. More info:

1501 Preble Avenue, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412.904.4928 [Fax]