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 […]
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 […]