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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 […]
August 13, 2019

PMPEI Course in Community Planning

To celebrate National Community Planning Month, the Local Government Academy is pleased to partner with the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), to present The Course in Community Planning. This in-depth course, designed for planning commissioners and local officials, is a comprehensive review of municipal planning responsibilities under the PA […]
July 16, 2019

Municipal Intern Development 2019 Session ROCKS!

July 12, 2019 dawned bright and warm – a perfect day for the 2019 Intern Development Session. This year, the Local Government Academy changed things up a bit with more networking and team-building opportunities, coupled with the traditional career advice from professionals and educators. Resume and cover letter dos and […]
July 8, 2019

An Update from Your Executive Director

Hello friends of LGA. July will prove to be another busy month with our Municipal Intern Program. On July 12, we will host the Intern Development Session with our 2019 student interns. This is a professional development opportunity and will feature an “Ask the Intern” discussion with former interns who […]
July 8, 2019

Watch: What About the Unionized Workforce?

Unionization in public employment is commonplace, whether for police officers, firefighters, public works, clerical, or all the above. Learn the basics about what statutes apply, to whom they apply, and essential timelines your municipality needs to know. This online course, developed for LGA, will review the concept of unfair labor […]
June 26, 2019

Watch: Municipal Debt Obligations

Overwhelmed by the financial intricacies of municipal debt obligations? Financial expert, Melissa Hughes, Senior Analyst for PFM, offers a commonsense presentation covering municipal debt basics including regulatory compliance. This LGA Online Course focuses on the fundamental components of municipal debt, bond issuance, and IRS Rules that all Municipal Managers, Municipal […]