The Virtual Academy is a resource library covering a wide range of topics relevant to local government in Pennsylvania.

The Virtual Academy has digital and print-friendly educational material to support local leaders, public officials, public employees and citizens make decisions to achieve a responsive local government system and build collaborations and partnerships. A one-year subscription can be purchased for $75 or as part of a membership to the Leadership Circle.

The Virtual Academy aligns with the "Pillars of Good Government" that identify fundamental obligations and expectations of well-governed and managed communities. These research-proven standards provide for the objective evaluation of the value and performance of local government:

  • Budget & Finance
  • Community Development
  • Powers & Duties
  • Ethics
  • Infrastructure & Public Works
  • Intergovernmental Cooperation
  • Public Safety
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management

The Virtual Academy is best viewed in a Chrome or Firefox browser. If you have issues accessing the Virtual Academy, or if you have other questions, please email us at [email protected].

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