LGA Announcements

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, one in the morning and one in the afternoon). By becoming a sponsor, your company/organization will: Be recognized at the event via signage Be listed as

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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 their age or how they get around. Eric Boerer, the Advocacy Director of BikePGH, will discuss how communities benefit when they pass Complete Streets policies, enshrining

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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 meticulously handle a situation, or haven’t been keeping in pace with updates in legislature, leading to often expensive setbacks and liability issues. How can municipalities prepare for such an

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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 small communities. Ongoing updates on regulations and rules pose an issue to municipal leaders and the public, which makes actively keeping up to date with

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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   Thursday November 30, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Networking from 5 PM – 6 PM) Main Floor Auditorium 11 Stanwix Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 map Click here to register

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Leadership in Local Government

Leadership in Local Government Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Community College of Allegheny County Office of College Services Room 516 800 Allegheny Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233 map Click here to register.   Understanding the core dynamics of effective leadership makes the difference in uniting and propelling a community toward a prosperous

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Net Zero Building Webinar

From Planning to Approval: A Net Zero Solution Join us for this free webinar replay that will examine Forest Hills’ decision to build a state-of-the-art municipal building. When Forest Hills Borough was faced with the declination of various municipal buildings, it was time to take action. The borough building has stood since 1922, but suffers

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Stormwater Mitigation Webinar

Technical Resources for Sustainable Stormwater Mitigation Strategies The video and resources from this event are available by registering here for free. Please enjoy this free video provided by Local Government Academy and the Sustainable Community Development Network. Beth Dutton and Sara Rectenwald of 3 Rivers Wet Weather (3RWW) will provide an overview of the many resources

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Greg Butler is the new Executive Director of Local Government Academy

Hired as Executive Director of Local Government Academy in May 2017, Greg brings 16 years of campus-level and online educational administration experience. Greg has held multiple student support and administrative positions at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institutes International, including Industrial Design Coordinator, Academic Chair of Industrial Design and Entertainment Design, Associate

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Urban Agriculture Webinar

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Community Development with Urban Agriculture – Release of Model Ordinance Click here to register FREE Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized as a beneficial tool for municipalities to achieve goals such as increasing civic participation, complying with storm-water regulations, revitalizing neighborhoods, addressing food scarcity, increasing economic opportunity, and achieving sustainability goals. Join the SCDN

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