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The Summer Workshop Series is a valuable professional development opportunity for local government officials and staff. Join us to hear professionals explain the recent legislation, subject matter experts who will share techniques to assess financial impacts, and more!
March 4, 2020
Attendees of the Newly Elected Officials Course started their journey in November, shortly after the election, and ending with a certificate ceremony honoring their commitment to Excellence in Local Government. We thank our volunteers, staff, and NEOC grads for making the 2020 NEOC a success.
Taking the right steps toward strategizing and investment revolutionizes the dusty plan sitting untouched on the shelf. Five keys transform ideas into a truly implementable comprehensive plan.
Starting with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, this course discusses planning commissions (or committees), comprehensive plans, zoning, and land and subdivision development ordinances.
Often misunderstood, historic preservation is a way to achieve economic vitality, marketing, and community development by using existing resources. Certified Local Government-designated municipalities receive technical and financial support for preservation-related projects.
learn more about the value of historic preservation in addressing both community development (by reconnecting citizens to their past and reviving community spirit) as well as economic development (by creating jobs, restoring the tax base, stimulating private investment, and promoting sustainable growth.)