April 30, 2019

Watch: Energy & the Economy – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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? Local Government Academy’s partnership with the Washington and Jefferson College Center for Energy […]
April 29, 2019

We’re Making it Happen

Local government in southwestern Pennsylvania is evolving rapidly. Councils and boards are changing, as well as the communities that elect them, and municipal leaders must find ways to meet the needs of their residents and constituents in this digital age. Local Government Academy has been working to make this possible. […]
April 4, 2019

Workshop: The Importance of Community Planning for Energy

Interested in saving energy and reducing energy costs at the local government level? Plan to attend The Importance of Community Planning for Energy workshop on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington PA. Organized by the Southwest Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of […]
April 1, 2019

An Update on the Municipal Intern Program

Hello to all the friends of LGA. For over 20 years, LGA has offered the incredibly popular Municipal Intern Program to provide students who are considering a career in government an opportunity to gain real world experience. This flagship program for LGA connects local governments with the enthusiastic students who […]
March 28, 2019

Video: To Plan or Not to Plan

The planning process begins with the issues, needs, and opportunities of a community, and resolves a way to take action. Local elected officials have the power to request the development of a Comprehensive Plan to drive positive change and enact regulations for their residents. A Comprehensive Plan lays critical groundwork […]
March 19, 2019

It’s Time to Golf.

Those sunny days are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start dusting off that iron. Registration is open, with options for Foursomes, Individuals, and non-golfer Dinner Guests. Reserve your spots before they sell out! Sponsorship opportunities are still open. For more details on each level, check out […]
March 19, 2019

This Year’s Municipal Intern Program Projects Have Been Selected!

This year, municipalities and governing bodies across the southwestern Pennsylvania region submitted their projects to us for Local Government Academy’s annual Municipal Intern Program. Thirteen projects have been selected, featuring focuses on a multitude of modern challenges that communities face everyday, such as outreach, comprehensive planning, MS4 data collection, sustainability, […]
February 26, 2019

Local Government Academy’s New Executive Director

From your Interim Executive Director…. After serving as Interim Executive Director since mid-September, I am now in the “passing the torch” phase. Throughout this time, my goal has been to provide the new Executive Director with an operational base that will allow LGA to fulfill its mission in as many […]
February 25, 2019

2019 Annual Promoting Excellence Golf Outing Sponsorships

With this snow and ice, it’s hard to believe spring’s right around the corner, but it’s already time to start thinking golf. Sponsorship opportunities are now open. Head over here to see how you can support Excellence in Local Government, and sign up for a sponsorship by March 12 to have […]
February 4, 2019

WEBINAR: Parsing Pipeline Safety

The Shale Gas Knowledge Hub, in partnership with Local Government Academy, is pleased to bring you Parsing Pipeline Safety. The United States is home to over 2.4 million miles of pipelines. They exist in many places from rural pastures, along roadways, under sidewalks, and around both public and private buildings, […]