June 3, 2019

Your Update from the ED

Hello friends of LGA. This past month has illustrated the strong legacy built by LGA since 1983 and the importance of leadership. While we mourn the passing of two incredibly influential people – founding member Christine Altenburger, and board member Dr. Charles Martoni, who joined in 1992 – we can […]
June 3, 2019

Archived Webinar: Leveraging Watershed Groups to Support Your MS4 Program and Water Quality

Watershed groups can be an excellent community resource for municipalities seeking to improve water quality and comply with their MS4 requirements.  The Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh present the archived video of this webinar featuring the Allegheny Watershed Alliance, a program of the Allegheny County Conservation District. Learn about […]
May 31, 2019

Making the Pillars of Good Government accessible through technology!

Starting in June, the Local Government Academy will feature online courses highlighting different Pillars of Good Government. Each course is taught by a trained instructor who is a recognized subject matter expert in their discipline. The Pillars of Good Government are standards to objectively evaluate the principles, policies and practices […]
May 30, 2019

The Lifecycle of Municipal Fleets Workshop

Looking to modernize municipal fleets? Want answers to financing and purchasing options? Join LGA at the Lifecycle of Municipal Fleets: Acquisition on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to learn the answers to these questions and more. The Local Government Academy in partnership with Cranberry Township is pleased to present an educational […]
May 28, 2019

LGA Remembers Board Member and Friend, Chuck Martoni

The Local Government Academy grieves the loss of Board Member Dr. Charles “Chuck” Martoni. We have been fortunate to have the leadership of many individuals but perhaps none who were as dynamic and dedicated to local government and bi-partisan collaboration. Chuck joined the Board of Directors of LGA in 1992 […]
May 22, 2019

Celebrating Excellence in Local Government at Cranberry Highlands

May 9th dawned bright and clear, and the weather held out for the 2019 Promoting Excellence Golf Outing hosted by the Local Government Academy. This annual spring tradition is the 16th year that our sponsors and partners have joined together to help raise financial support for operations and educational programming […]
May 21, 2019

A Call for Previous MIP Interns

This year’s MIP interns have been selected and have just begun (or are about to begin) their summer internship. For our previous interns, you know this is an exciting step forward as they gain real world experience and professional relationships. In July, they’ll have the Intern Development Session, and in […]
May 21, 2019

Watch: Regulating Nuisance Impacts of Oil and Gas Development

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. Development of shale mineral resources through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has transformed the economic landscape in Pennsylvania. Likewise, this development has […]
April 30, 2019

A Founding Member of LGA Passes

The Local Government Academy mourns the loss of one of our founding members and an ardent local government advocate, Christine Altenburger. Chris served on the board for many years, starting in 1986, and developed the initial curriculum for the Newly Elected Officials Course. Her legacy is reflective of the high […]
April 30, 2019

A Message from the ED

Hello friends of LGA. We have been very busy over the last month developing new online courses, planning an exciting workshop on municipal fleet acquisitions, and establishing new partnerships to deliver needed educational programs to our communities. I am excited about the range of topics that we will present with […]