LGA Announcements

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

ARCHIVED WEBINAR: Using TDR’s to Generate Revenue from Dedicated Green Space and Other Undeveloped Land Uses/Types 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 This archived webinar, presented for municipal

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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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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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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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PA Conservation Explorer Tool

Click here to register for this archived webinar, recorded July 27, 2016. This presentation will introduce participants to the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) and the award-winning Pennsylvania Conservation Explorer, an online tool for conservation planning and PNDI environmental review. The tool provides access to biodiversity information, leading to better planning and fewer project impacts on rare, threatened,

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Act Now to Share Your Transportation Needs

Transportation is an issue that affects all of our communities.  That is why Local Government Academy is partnering with the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA, a new public-private effort to improve transportation for our business and residents in the 10-county greater Pittsburgh region, to ask you, the municipal leadership of our region, to share your

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Local Government Academy Executive Director Leaving Post

Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director of Local Government Academy, is leaving the post after 14 years.  Hockenberry will assume the responsibilities of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments in September. “I treasure the work of the Academy and relationships we have built with local officials.  I am excited for this next chapter in my life and

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