Four Ways to Get Involved

Your investment will help make local government in southwestern Pennsylvania work.

Local Government Academy is a unique resource for communities. As a non-partisan non-profit, we provide free or low-cost training to elected and appointed officials and municipal staff. Advocates make this possible.

Your donation supports local communities by assuring government officials, employees, volunteers, and average citizens continue to have access to programs that promote excellence in local government from a trusted, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Future generations will ultimately be the beneficiaries of our shared efforts to improve governance, develop leaders and build partnerships.


Your tax-deductible support will continue to support resources for more than 10,000 elected and appointed municipal officials across the region.


Academy publications, publicity, and website acknowledge you as an “Advocate for Good Government.” And the Academy’s many programs present you with unique opportunities to directly interact with local officials.

Leadership Circle

Collaborate with us as a subject matter expert for program development as we deliver educational courses to public officials and staff throughout Pennsylvania. Instructor opportunities include at our Workshop Series, Newly Elected Officials Course, and specialized trainings in finance, human resources, public infrastructure, and more.

Become an Instructor

We are seeking subject matter experts, practitioners, and specialists, who are willing to share their expertise in matters related to the Pillars of Good Government and emerging issues that affect local governments.