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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.
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.)
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.
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