The Local Government Academy offers a variety of educational programs, including day and evening classroom-style programs, roundtable discussions, and webinars.
Our instructors offer expertise and instruction on a variety of topics relevant to governing at the local level.

Budget and Finance Management Virtual Training Series


The Budget and Finance Management Virtual Training Series is designed specifically for Public Sector employees and those interested in Public Administration. The 2023 schedule features municipal finance experts and local government peers who will explain the basics of municipal budgeting while sharing best practices in good governance.

To join us, register here: Municipal Budget and Finance Management Training


2023 Schedule: All Sessions begin at 2:00 PM

  • Thursday, February 16 Fund Accounting – Understanding Interfund Transfers/Due-to/Due from
  • Thursday, March 16 Chart of Accounts
  • Thursday, April 20  Monthly Reporting – What Reports Should the Governing Body Expect?
  • Thursday, May 18 Municipal Purchasing Processes
  • Thursday, June 15 Pension Funding/Reporting/Monitoring
  • Thursday, July 20 Capital Improvement Plans v Annual Capital Budget
  • Thursday, September 21 Managing/Monitoring the Balance Sheet
  • Thursday, October 19 Understanding Fund Balance, Cash Position, and Reserves
  • Thursday, November 16 The Local Government Unit Debt Act (LGUDA), for debt and tax anticipation notes   

Registration Fee Discounts:

Leadership Circle members receive 50% off registration; Students with an active school email account pay $5.00 per class.

If you would like to know if you qualify for a discount or have questions, please contact us.

Upcoming Programs

2023-2024 Newly Elected Officials Course


The Newly Elected Officials Course is a comprehensive program for public officials to build a solid foundation of knowledge essential to effective governing. Focusing on the unique needs of local government, and featuring expert instructors, each session takes a deep dive into subjects such as municipal finance, public sector personnel law, the Public Officials Act, ethical decision making, emergency services, and more.

For more information, visit our NEOC Program page: The Newly Elected Officials Course


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