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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, […]
October 15, 2018

WEBINAR: Urban Agriculture – From Vacant Properties to Green Space

WEBINAR: Urban Agriculture – From Vacant Properties to Green Space The presence of vacant properties is a challenge that municipalities face every day, but these spaces can be utilized to benefit the community in several ways: returning properties to the tax rolls, improving community engagement, fostering economic development, and combating food insecurity. […]
August 27, 2018

WEBINAR: Draw the Lines – An Electoral Mapping Competition for the Electorate

WEBINAR: Draw the Lines – An Electoral Mapping Competition for the Electorate In 2016, only 6% of PA’s legislative elections were competitive. In the last three congressional elections, no matter how people voted, the makeup of the state’s U.S. House delegation remained the same. Gerrymandering is a prime culprit. It breeds […]
August 27, 2018

WEBINAR: PennSEF – Fund Energy Improvements Today Using $$ from Energy Saved Tomorrow

WEBINAR: PennSEF – Fund Energy Improvements Today Using $$ from Energy Saved Tomorrow Do you have a list of major energy upgrades or building improvements that you would like to make? Do you have rooms with drafty windows, fluorescent lighting or high energy bills? If so, the Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy […]
August 27, 2018

WEBINAR: Learn How to Track Energy and Water Use and Save Money with Portfolio Manager

WEBINAR: Learn How to Track Energy and Water Use and Save Money with Portfolio Manager It is a commonly repeated phrase in the business world, that we can’t manage what we don’t measure. The Environmental Protection Agency created the Energy Star Portfolio Manager with exactly that thought in mind. Portfolio […]
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 8, 2018

Analyzing Fleets to Control Costs and Reduce Emissions

EVENT REPLAY: A Strategic Analysis of Municipal Fleets to Control Costs and Reduce Emissions This Sustainable Community Development Network session took place at the 2018 ALOM Spring Conference. This video is brought to you by Local Government Academy in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh. Join Jason Dailey, Public Works Director of […]