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Review for Local Government Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I spent summer 2008 interning in the office of the Local Government Academy. In addition to daily office duties, I prepared online resources for local government officials, studied the implications of new PA tax legislation, and attended various programs offered by LGA. I gained valuable office experience and learned more than I thought possible about the workings of local government (both as it works now, and as it should work) and non-profit organizations. The LGA fulfills a unique demand in SW Pennsylvania - a region with an incredible number of small, low-resource municipalities - helping elected and appointed officials to find ways to govern better and more efficiently.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reviews sent in by former students in LGA´s Newly Elected Officials Course consistently show that they believe taking the course has improved the way they do their jobs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The amount of sheer knowledge I picked up about how local governments function, and discovering an interest in these subjects.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Unfailingly spectacular. The office staff are knowledgable, friendly, and efficient at what they do, with clear ideas for the future of the organization. In addition, many speakers and presenters at educational programs are volunteers who truly believe in the worth and purpose of the organization.

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Role:  Volunteer & Interned in the LGA office.