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Courses, Programs, and Events
November 16, 2019
Designed specifically for local elected officials in Pennsylvania, NEOC is a comprehensive program that grants elected officials a head start in all aspects of governing. Hear from leaders at the local, county, and state level, as well as academic professors and specialists from both the public and private sectors.
October 3, 2019
The PMPEI Course in Community Planning is a three-session, in-depth course designed for planning commissioners and local officials in how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code.
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.)
Unionization in public employment is commonplace, whether for police officers, firefighters, public works, clerical, or all the above. Learn the basics about what statutes apply, to whom they apply, and essential timelines your municipality needs to know.
Overwhelmed by the financial intricacies of municipal debt obligations? Financial expert, Melissa Hughes, Senior Analyst for PFM, offers a commonsense presentation covering municipal debt basics including regulatory compliance.
Watershed groups can be an excellent community resource for municipalities seeking to improve water quality and comply with their MS4 requirements. Topics will also include grant opportunities, sharing cost and time burdens, improving community engagement, and green infrastructure.
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