An independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization, promoting excellence in local government.
Each year, Local Government Academy offers a wide array of educational programs, including day and evening classroom-style programs, round-table discussions and webinars.
We support and promote a strong and responsive local government system, develop effective local leaders, educate public officials, public employees and citizens, and build collaborations and partnerships.
Establishing Pillars of Good Government For Over 20 Years
Made possible through the generous support of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
The "Pillars of Good Government" project followed a collaborative process to identify policies and practices of well-governed and managed communities. The “Pillars” established research-proven standards by which elected officials, staff and the public can gain a better understanding of local government service obligations and best practices. The following Pillars of Good Government provide for the objective evaluation of the value and performance of local government services and serve as the foundation for LGA programs:
Our Board of Directors
Ruthann L. Omer, P.E.
Omer Advisors, Inc.
Andy Waple, AICP
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
President & CEO,
South Strabane Township,
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Patrick Conners, II
Quaker Valley Council of Governments
Darla J. Cravotta
Allegheny County, Office of the Executive
Allegheny League of Municipalities
North Braddock Borough
Butler County Economic Development and Planning
Ryan L. Hayes
Pennsylvania American Water
Charles M. Jones
City of Beaver Falls
Allegheny County Council
Steel Rivers Council of Governments
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Carrie Machuga, AICP
Upper St. Clair Township
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
PA Department of
Green Tree Borough
Mockenhaupt Benefits Group
Campbell Durrant Beatty
Palombo & Miller, P.C.
Center for Energy Policy & Management,
Washington & Jefferson College