LGA Announcements

Using TDR’s to Generate Revenue from Dedicated Green Space and Other Undeveloped Land Uses/Types

Webinar: Using TDR’s to Generate Revenue from Dedicated Green Space and Other Undeveloped Land Uses/Types Wednesday, March 29th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to register FREE Contact: Jim Price @ jprice@sustainablepittsburgh.org or 412-259-5331 if you have any questions  A Sustainable Development Academy program presented by the Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Community Development Network

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Managing Marcellus: Industry Trends and Regulatory Updates

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Managing Marcellus: Industry Trends and Regulatory Updates Free, click here to register. (A Managing Marcellus program presented by the Local Government Academy and Washington & Jefferson College’s Shale Gas Knowledge Hub) This webinar, presented for local government leaders and citizens in Southwestern Pennsylvania, updates participants on shale gas industry trends and regulatory changes

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LGA is looking for a new Executive Director.

Local Government Academy (LGA) , a non-profit organization that develops excellence in local government through education, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization’s long-term strategic direction, oversee program development and implementation, drive fund development efforts, shape communications, and manage daily operations. Founded over 30 years ago, LGA, located in Pittsburgh, PA, supports and

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2017 Selected Municipal Intern Projects

Local Government Academy is pleased to announce the 2017 Municipal Intern Program projects. Click here to download a PDF with the full project descriptions. Students interested in these projects should register and attend the Municipal Intern Fair on March 30, 2017.  Click here for more information. Ambridge Borough 600 11th Street Ambridge, PA 15003 Development

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Registration is Open for 2017 Contemplating Governing

How to register: Click here to access the LGAonline catalog.  Add “2017 Contemplating Governing” to your cart ($40) then select the session you’d like to attend. This year, LGA is offering Contemplating Governing at three different dates and times: Carnegie Municipal Building | Thursday 4/13/2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Community College of Beaver County  | Thursday

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2017 Contemplating Governing

Session 1 of Contemplating Governing: “Tackling Candidate Red Tape” online course is now available.   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. Each of the documents referred to in this session can be

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Actualizing Community Initiatives – Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards)

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Actualizing Community Initiatives – Crowdfunding via ioby (In Our Backyards) Register here FREE (A Sustainable Development Academy program presented by the Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Community Development Network) This webinar, presented for local government leaders in Southwestern PA, introduces participants to an innovative means for assisting community stakeholders in accessing funds

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The 2017 Municipal Intern Program is Underway!

Students can click here to register. Municipalities, COGs and Authorities can click here to submit a project application. 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

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Powers and Duties of Local Officials

The public meeting of any local government is where the rubber meets the road.  This is where rules are enacted, money is authorized to be spent, developers are given the go ahead for a project and the needs of the citizens are attended to. Each meeting flows following an agenda carefully designed to accomplish the

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Managing Marcellus: Understanding Pipelines-What Local Governments and Planners Need to Know

In-person Session: Thursday September 29, 2016 6PM to 8:30PM Washington & Jefferson College Burnett Center (Yost Auditorium) 292 E Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 (map) Register now! $50 for the 4 session course (scholarships are available). Pipeline development has the potential to be the most lasting impact incurred by local communities experiencing unconventional gas development.  In

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