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The Newly Elected Officials Course is held following every local election. It is a one-of-a kind course, unique in Pennsylvania for its scope and content. More than 800 individuals have attended the Newly Elected Officials Course in its more than 25 years of existence, and the course has been distinguished as a recipient of the League of Women Voters Good Government Award.

The Newly Elected Officials Course provides a comprehensive overview of the duties of municipal officials, taught by experts in their fields. Reference material is provided to accompany each session.

A formal invitation is sent to all municipal offices in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Additionally, through the courtesy of county elections departments, all candidates for local office receive registration materials throughout the campaign season. Candidates may pre-register with no obligation if they are unsuccessful in their political bid.
The Opening Day Session for the 2013-14 NEOC will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Westin Convention Center. Click here to register.
The Local Government Academy offers several geographic locations and registration options for the Newly Elected Officials Course in order to bring this award-winning program to a broader audience. 
The Newly Elected Officials Course is made possible through the support of government, business, academic and civic leaders. For information about becoming a sponsor for the Newly Elected Officials Course, or other opportunities to promote good government, contact Susan Hockenberry, Executive Director of Local Government Academy.
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2009-2010 Newly Elected Officials Course Information
The 2009-2010 Newly Elected Officials Course was the largest in the history of the program, with 65 elected officials from 47 municipalities completing the full 10-course Certificate Program.

Click each of the following links for more information about the 2009-2010 Newly Elected Officials Course:


What is the Newly Elected Officials Course?

Pledge to Excellence

What Our Graduates are Saying

Graduates: 1983-2012

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