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The Multi-Municipal Planning
Community Sustainability
Grant Progam
Applications for the Multi-Municipal Planning & Community Sustainability Grant Program are accepted throughout the year, but applications are reviewed twice annually. Send in yours before the deadline.

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 its more than 30 years of existence.

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2017 Promoting Excellence Golf Outing
Photos now posted to the LGA Facebook page.
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:

Farmers Market Webinar
SCDN WEBINAR: Improve Access to Healthy Food and Create a Better Sense of Place with a Well Managed Farmers Market Wednesday, July 19 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Click here to register FREE Farmers...
CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Smart Mobility Challenge
Municipal leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania have an opportunity to apply for Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute Smart Mobility Challenge. Up to $300,000 in awards are...
Feature: The River Towns
Pittsburgh often places high on the lists of the nation’s most livable cities, and, more recently, worldwide. It wasn’t always that way. The heart of the city was born of steel, seeing...
Sustainable Small Business Webinar
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Empowering Small Businesses: Sustainable Small Business Designation Click here to register FREE Join Kaity Baril of Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Local Government Academy in...
Open Streets Webinar
Open Streets: Streets for People, Sharing Resources, and Transforming Communities Thursday, June 8th 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Click here to register FREE Open Streets events temporarily...
2017 Golf Outing Photos