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September 12, 2019

A Message from Your ED

Hello Friends of LGA! As we enter the new school year, LGA is busy planning ahead for the 2020 Program year. We are working with our partners to develop curriculum and identify subject matter experts who are willing to volunteer as program instructors. The importance of this cannot be understated […]
September 12, 2019

Preregistration for the Newly Elected Officials Course is now open!

Due to the overwhelming interest, Local Government Academy is conducting preregistration for our acclaimed Newly Elected Officials Course (NEOC). Designed specifically for local elected officials in Pennsylvania, NEOC provides a comprehensive understanding of municipal finance, public safety, personnel law, ethics, media relations, and more. Focusing on the specific needs of […]
September 12, 2019

Advocates for Good Government

Since our founding in 1983, Local Government Academy (LGA) has remained focused on our mission to Promote Excellence in Local Government. As we roll-out our annual Advocates for Good Government campaign, we are pleased to present enhanced sponsorship benefits that will provide maximum visibility across Southwestern Pennsylvania communities and can […]
September 12, 2019

The Course in Community Planning

To celebrate National Community Planning Month, the Local Government Academy is pleased to partner with Mackin Engineering and Dawood to present the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) Course in Community Planning. This in-depth course, designed for planning commissioners and local officials, is a comprehensive review of municipal planning responsibilities […]
September 12, 2019

Watch: Creating Effective Local Preservation Programs

Presented by Local Government Academy in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, State Historic Preservation Office, our online course Creating Effective Local Preservation Programs explains the value of historic preservation to successful community and economic development. Often misunderstood, historic preservation is a way to achieve economic vitality, marketing, […]
August 13, 2019

A Message from Your ED

Hello friends of LGA. It has been a busy August for LGA. Not only did we celebrate the amazing talented municipal intern class of 2019, but we also took the time to recognize our rich legacy of education.  Our heritage as a provider of education for public officials and staff […]
August 13, 2019

2019 Annual Recognition Luncheon

To celebrate a year filled with milestones, Local Government Academy held its annual Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, August 8, at the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Our Executive Director, Joy Ruff, kicked off the festivities with an inspiring overview of the LGA’s legacy over the last 36 years, which set […]
August 13, 2019

Watch: Historic Preservation – Driving Municipal Renewal

Presented by Local Government Academy in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the online course Historic Preservation: Driving Municipal Renewal offers planning officials the opportunity to learn more about the value of historic preservation in addressing both community development (by reconnecting citizens to their past and reviving community […]
August 13, 2019

LGA Recognizes Board Member Mark Mansfield!

Congratulations to Mark Mansfield who was awarded the 2019 Joseph A. James Memorial Award, presented by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council (SPC) at their board meeting in July. The Joseph A. James Memorial Award recognizes a municipal government elected or appointed official in any local government, agency, or Council of Government […]
August 13, 2019

Pre-Registration for the Newly Elected Officials Course begins September 9

Save the date! Pre-registration for the Newly Elected Officials Course begins September 9. Local Government Academy’s acclaimed Newly Elected Officials Course (NEOC) will once again provide in-depth training opportunities for elected officials new to their positions in November. NEOC is the go-to training for local government officials in the practice […]