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Newly Elected Officials Course

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 2013 – 2014 Newly Elected Officials Course

This one-of-a-kind course is unique in Pennsylvania for its scope and content. More than 1,000 individuals have attended the Newly Elected Officials Course in its more than 30 years of existence, and the course has been distinguished as a recipient of the League of Women Voters Good Government Award.

The Newly Elected Officials Course or NEOC, offers a comprehensive overview of the duties of municipal officials, taught by experts in their fields. Reference material is provided to accompany each session. The course also introduces you to your peers in local government – an opportunity for networking and making new friends.

Here’s a list of the 2015-16 NEOC Certificate Program Graduates:

KateAbelDormont Borough
RickAvonRoss Township
DavidBeltzMt. Oliver Borough
GeorgeBeswickNorth Versailles Township
JackBetkowskiRoss Township
JimBrownNeville Township
RegisCurtisRobinson Township, Washington Co
PatriciaDeMarcoForest Hills Borough
SamuelDeMarcoAllegheny County Council
MaryDonaldsonRobinson Township, Washington Co
AJDoyleBrentwood Borough
FrankEgizioCecil Township
KathyEvichMcKees Rocks Borough
TomFodiBellevue Borough
JeffreyGagatCrescent Township
DeniseJohnsonClairton City
AlbertKaanIndiana Township
PaulKleinAllegheny County Council
DuaneKuceraNorth Huntingdon Township
MickeyLemleyPerry Township
PhillipLevasseurCrafton Borough
RoyceLorentzSlippery Rock Borough
DaveMajernikPlum Borough
AmberMcGoughMt. Oliver Borough
DaveMorganHeidelberg Borough
TraceyPedersenMcKees Rocks Borough
ColettaPerryCrafton Borough
GregPorterEtna Borough
TinaReftMt. Oliver Borough
GeorgeRielMcKees Rocks Borough
StacieRileyCarnegie Borough
PaulRosaEast McKeesport Borough
MichaelRoseWilkinsburg Borough
GrantSaylorBellevue Borough
CarleySciulliEast McKeesport Borough
HaroldSmithBrentwood Borough
DavidSpirkSpringdale Borough
JasonSteinMunhall Borough
RonaldTraderEtna Borough
JoeVarholaMunhall Borough
DanieleVentrescaDormont Borough
JustinVialeMt. Oliver Borough
NicholasViglioneMt. Oliver Borough
ArthurWilliamsAleppo Township
MondaWilliamsWashington City
KimberlyZacharyTown of McCandless

Click here to see a slide show of the Highlights of NEOC 2015-2016

LGA offers a 50-percent discount to the following communities through the Michael P. Lynch Scholarship Fund. Click here for the list of eligible communities.

A formal invitation is sent to all municipal officials in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties after each municipal election. Additionally, through the courtesy of county elections departments, all candidates for local office receive registration materials throughout the campaign season. Candidates may preregister with no obligation if they are unsuccessful in their political bid.

Local Government Academy’s Newly Elected Officials Course is available in several regional geographic locations and there are multiple registration options to bring this award-winning program to a broader audience.  To request the Newly Elected Officials Course in your area, contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director at 412.586.5659.

Local Government Academy thanks the sponsors of the 2015-16 Newly Elected Officials Course. 

The Newly Elected Officials Course is made possible through the support of government, business, academic and civic leaders. For information about becoming a sponsor for the Newly Elected Officials Course, or other opportunities to promote good government, contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director of Local Government Academy, 412-586-5659.