Plunkett, Conner

September 18, 2023

From the Executive Director: Back to School with Local Government Academy!

As the summer sun sets and the scent of freshly sharpened pencils fills the air, it’s that time of the year again – Back to School season! Here at the Local Government Academy, after wrapping up a busy August with the conclusion of the 2023 Municipal Intern Program, this season […]
August 30, 2023

From the Executive Director: Are you “LinkedIn” with Local Government Academy?

In the online world of media, it can be difficult to keep up with all the avenues for posting, promoting, and communicating that exist for engaging with constituents. What to use? When to use it? And how to use it? To boost our professional presence, Local Government Academy has a […]
July 25, 2023

From the Executive Director: Local Government Academy is on fire!

Summer is kicking off to a great start and it makes sense that our programs are heating up as well! The 2023 Municipal Intern Program is well under way, and we took it to another level with the Interns and the Placement Site supervisors, pushing their comfort zone with this […]
June 23, 2023

From the Executive Director: Splash into Summer! 

Here in Western Pennsylvania, we have a huge variety of municipalities with staff dedicated to enhancing quality of life for residents and making summer as fun as possible. Look no further than Dormont, which maintains “the largest outdoor pool in Pennsylvania,” a historic landmark that plays a central role in […]
May 16, 2023

From the Executive Director: Who Doesn’t Like a Good Mystery? 

As summer approaches, I begin to think about relaxing on a hot summer day with a good book to read. I enjoy reading all types of books from biographies to historical fiction, but I can never say no to a good mystery. The intrigue, the secrets, and the elusive nature […]
April 12, 2023

From the Executive Director: Leading in Local Government

Looking at Pennsylvania and the country over the past several years, it is important to take time to recognize the efforts of our local government officials, especially considering the uncertainties that occurred with the Covid-19 pandemic and larger regional changes impacting our communities. Many of these individuals are dedicated public […]
March 20, 2023

From the Executive Director: Excited for Spring? So are we!

Spring is here and this year that means municipal elections! If you know that, then you should know this: Local Government Academy is busy planning for the 2023-2024 Newly Elected Officials Course! But in the meantime, the best part of year is happening now! Spring means Spring Break for some, […]
March 14, 2023

Local Government 101: Privatizing Municipal Water & Wastewater Systems

March 14, 2023

Local Government 101: Managing Municipal Pension Obligations with Internal Revenue Code Section 115

March 14, 2023

Local Government 101: Using Technology to Improve Work Orders and Fleet Management