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Courses, Programs, and Events
June 18, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
Looking to modernize municipal fleets? Want answers to financing and purchasing options? The Local Government Academy in partnership with Cranberry Township is pleased to present an educational workshop “The Lifecycle of Municipal Fleets: Acquisition” sponsored by Enterprise Fleet Management.
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.
What was once primarily thought of as a rural trend, oil and gas developments are moving closer to more densely populated areas, including residential subdivisions, in suburban communities. How does local government respond to the potential for nuisance impacts and what tools are available to municipalities?
Over the last decade, Southwestern Pennsylvania has experienced dramatic shifts in energy production, and we have seen tremendous changes in land use patterns, but how has the advent of unconventional oil and gas development changed our economy?
The presence of vacant properties is a challenge that municipalities face every day, but these spaces can be utilized to benefit the community in several ways: returning properties to the tax rolls, improving community engagement, fostering economic development, and combating food insecurity.
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