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Local Government Leadership Academy

About the Local Government Leadership Academy:

The Institute for Public Affairs is pleased to sponsor the West Virginia University Local Government Leadership Academy. The Academy is co-sponsored by the West Virginia Association of Counties, the County Commissioners Association of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Municipal League. It has been designed to provide West Virginia’s local government officials an opportunity to interact with West Virginia University’s finest scholars, prominent public officials, and leading practitioners who have demonstrated an expertise or exceptional achievement in an area of interest to West Virginia’s local government officials.

The Local Government Leadership Academy is a hands-on learning experience focusing on the active exchange of ideas and information through a series of three-hour workshops. The Academy’s curriculum was developed with the assistance of the Executive Directors of the West Virginia Association of Counties, the County Commissioners Association of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Municipal League to ensure that it meets the needs of West Virginia’s local government officials.

The Academy sponsors two sessions each year, with the Fall session taking place in Charleston and the Spring session in Morgantown. The Academy’s inaugural session took place on June 2-3, 2001 at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown. Sixty-seven local government officials participated. Since then, the Academy’s enrollment has continued to increase. We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary year in 2010-2011!

Reaction to the Academy has been overwhelmingly positive. Participants have praised the program both for the quality and usefulness of the workshops and for the opportunity to interact with local government officials from across the state.

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