August 27, 2018

WEBINAR: Ecodistricts – A Community Planning Process for a Sustainable Future

WEBINAR: Ecodistricts – A Community Planning Process for a Sustainable Future How can a community with limited resources create a shared vision of a sustainable neighborhood? Ecodistrict planning builds community capacity for the development and implementation of closed-loop systems for Energy, Water, Nutrients and Waste. Through an initial focus on […]
July 3, 2018

WEBINAR: Mastering Road Repair & Reconstruction

WEBINAR: Mastering Road Repair & Reconstruction Road maintenance is one of the most expensive municipal operations – and fraught with unexpected costs. Regardless, maintenance is a reality for all communities as a long-term investment that directly affects the quality of life for your residents. Has a surprise expense caught you […]
April 3, 2018

Streams Webinar

WEBINAR REPLAY: Maintaining Streams in Your Community Free, click here to register. Flooding is a problem. With more than 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, second only to Alaska, our mountainous terrain sees an average rainfall of 42 inches, perpetuating the threat of flooding anywhere in the state at any […]
July 10, 2017

Greg Butler is the new Executive Director of Local Government Academy

Hired as Executive Director of Local Government Academy in May 2017, Greg brings 16 years of campus-level and online educational administration experience. Greg has held multiple student support and administrative positions at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institutes International, including Industrial Design Coordinator, Academic Chair of Industrial […]
June 19, 2017

CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Smart Mobility Challenge

Municipal leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania have an opportunity to apply for Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute Smart Mobility Challenge. Up to $300,000 in awards are available to municipalities in the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission region. Traffic21, a research institute operated out of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public […]
June 7, 2017

Feature: The River Towns

Pittsburgh often places high on the lists of the nation’s most livable cities, and, more recently, worldwide. It wasn’t always that way. The heart of the city was born of steel, seeing swells in its population during the Industrial and World War eras thanks to its mills, blast furnaces, and […]
August 18, 2016

2016 Recognition Luncheon Photos

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Local Government Academy’s annual Recognition Luncheon was held at the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania. Recognized among the audience of over 100 were LGA’s donors, instructors, municipal interns, the Allegheny League of Municipalities’ Banner Communities, and communities that have earned certification through the Pennsylvania […]
August 16, 2016

2016 Municipal Internship Program Video

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the attendees of Local Government Academy’s Annual Recognition Luncheon watched the debut of this year’s Municipal Intern Program video. Twelve municipalities chose interns from over 200 applications to participate through the summer in projects dedicated to improving their communities. Throughout the internship, the selected interns collected photo and […]
July 5, 2016

Correction to the 2016 Event Postcard – Grant Seekers Workshop

Please take note of the correction regarding the 2016 LGA Event Postcard: the Grant Seekers Workshop program as previously listed for July 9-10 is incorrect. The dates for the program are as follows: Monday, July 18, 2016- 9AM to 4PMWednesday, July 20, 2016- 9AM to 12PM For all additional information regarding the […]
May 26, 2016

Local Government Academy Meets with Group Hosted by GlobalPittsburgh

GlobalPittsburgh (formerly the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors) arranged for a group of five journalists from Ukraine to meet with Local Government Academy Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The group, entitled “Government Transparency / Access to Public Information,” had been invited to the U.S. by the Open World Leadership Center at […]