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 take comfort knowing that their passion for local government and desire for Excellence in Local Government will live on through our mission.
We have confirmed that collaboration and partnerships continue to be the cornerstone of our success. New educational programs are planned, and the LGA Studio expects to be busier than ever as we improve our ability to provide professional-level programming. See our June Newsletter or our website for more information about online and in-person courses.
The overwhelming attendance and sponsorship of the 2019 LGA Promoting Excellence Golf Outing demonstrated the support of our mission. Because of a record-breaking year, we will have the resources to make essential upgrades to our technology necessary to deliver educational programs to elected and appointed officials and municipal staff, all while continuing to support the Michael P. Lynch Scholarship Fund.
With the start of June, our Interns are busy working in municipalities across the region. Some say that the value of this program lies in the real world experience gained by the interns. While that may be true, I believe the Municipal Intern Program is made invaluable through the development of future leaders interested in public service and desiring positive change in our communities.
Finally, we are already planning the Annual Recognition Luncheon (August 8th) where we will feature the 2019 Intern Project video and honor people who helped us over the past year. I hope you will join us to recognize those who have given so much to LGA and celebrate the leadership this organization has enjoyed since 1983.