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Nearly 60 Elected Officials 'Graduate' From Newly Elected Officials Course
Local Government Academy recently recognized nearly 60 elected officials who completed the Newly Elected Officials Course, the most comprehensive program in the Commonwealth for winners of local elections. Click here to read more about the graduates and to view photos from the Graduation Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

LGA 3C: Conflict Competency Coaching
A free, confidential program of conflict competency assessment and coaching in order to improve individual ability to manage conflict more effectively and improve the way conflict is handled in their organizations. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. Click here for more details.

NEOC Graduates: Register Today for the Alumni Confab
The Alumni Confab is a semi-annual networking event for graduates of the Newly Elected Officials Course. The first Alumni Confab of 2014 will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Carnegie Coffee Company. Click here for details and to register.

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Registration Open for the 2014 "Promoting Excellence" Golf Outing
Join LGA for this annual great day of golf, benefiting the Michael P. Lynch Scholarship Fund. The Annual "Promoting Excellence" Golf Outing will be held on May 8, 2014 at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Click here for more information and to register.

20 Internships Available Through 2014 Municipal Intern Program
Local Government Academy is pleased to announce the 20 projects have been selected as part of the 2014 Municipal Intern Program. Projects focus on a variety of areas - from blight and abandonment, to GIS and marketing and outreach. Students who are interested in one of the projects are encouraged to contact Local Government Academy at (412) 586-5659 to inquire about how to apply for an internship. Click here for more details and to view the list of available projects.






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