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Phone: (412) 586-5659
901 Western Avenue
Suite 205

Pennsylvania 15233

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Target demographics: Local governments, community groups and citizens interested in good government within the 10 county region of southwestern Pennsylvania

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500 +

Geographic areas served: southwestern Pennsylvania


The Newly Elected Officials Course is a one-of-a kindcourse, unique in Pennsylvania for its scope and content.  NEOC provides acomprehensive overview of the duties of municipal officials. The course is held following every localelection and has been distinguished as a recipient of the League of WomenVoters Good Government Award.

Course content includes information on Powers and Duties of Local Officials, Municipal Finance, Public Safety, Ethics, Human Resources, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Planning and Public Works.

To provide educational programs and continuing training for municipal officials in Southwestern Pennsylvania, primarily Allegheny County.
Over the past 25 years, LGA has consistently produced programs on virtually every aspect of municipal affairs from collecting taxes to road maintenance to strategic planning. Most notably, LGA presents programs that promote economic development and revitalization, environmental quality, and intergovernmental cooperation. Programs are presented to municipal employees and elected officials to help them perform their duties with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

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I appreciate the difference between local governmental officials having "on the job" and "formal" training. To serve the public interest through the first experience without benefit of the second is a little like a rookie being handed a game plan and calling plays during the big game. LGA's Newly... more »
When I first ran for Borough Council I was in over my head. I felt insecure, unsure, and overwhelmed. I was second guessing myself. Then I signed up for the LGA. I've saw fifty or so peers who were in the same boat as myself. All I wanted to do is to serve my community but I didn't know how. LGA ... more »
The Local Government Academy's Municipal Internship provided me with an amazing experience in local government, far beyond any expectations that I had. Beginning with the search for an internship, the LGA staff was so helpful. Even though was not able to attend the internship fair, they were able to... more »
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