2017-18 Programs

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PLEASE NOTE that online payment is preferred for online registrations for events that include a fee. Please also note the registration choices available for each event. If you need help or more information, please contact Andrea Weist!


Cancellation Policy
Registrations include facilities, and/or food, refreshments. Accordingly, registrations must be cancelled no later than 5 days prior to the event. CELG reserves the right to charge registration fees for cancellations after the 5-day window.

Upcoming Classes / Events:

The 2020 Census Local Update
of Census Addresses
Operation (LUCA)

To Register: email Andrea Weist at

Wednesday, November 29th:
Lancaster County Government Center
150 North Queen St, Lancaster, PA

Thursday, November 30th:
Albright College, Roessner Hall
Center for Excellence in Local Government
1940 North 13th St, Reading, PA

Tuesday, December 5th:
East Lampeter Township Municipal Offices
2250 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA

Monday, December 11th:
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Suite 114, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA

For more information about LUCA, call 1-844-344-0169, e-mail us at, or visit our Web site at /geo/partnerships/luca.html.

Click here to view the LUCA brochure.

Elected and Appointed Officials Training

This class is for you…….whether you are newly elected or want a refresher on the roles and responsibilities for public service to Municipalities or Authorities.

Date/Time: Attend 1 or ALL
December 18, 2017, January 24, 2018 February 26, 2018, March 15, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 PM


Center For Excellence in Local Government at Albright College
Roessner Hall, Room 100
13th and Rockland Streets
Reading, PA  19612


Chris Hartman/Elizabeth Magovern – Hartman, Valeriano, MaGovern & Lutz, PC
Joan London, Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys
John Miravich, Fox Rothschild, LLP
Douglas Rauch, Georgeatis/Setley
Brian Potts, Manager, Bern Township
Troy Bingaman, Amity Township

Among others over the four nights of workshops.

Program Fees

$25.00 per session or $60.00 for the series.  Payable online by Credit Card or make checks payable to Albright College.

Who Should Attend:

Local governing elected officials, officials appointed to independent operating authorities, municipal managers, executive directors and secretaries with interest in the topic.

Newly Elected and Appointed Officials Training – Four-Night Series

Designed for all elected supervisors, council members, commissioners, authority board members and new secretary/manager or authority managers.  However, there will be special attention paid to responsibilities of newly or recently appointed elected or appointed officials.  Full presentations at each session with take away documentation.

Session One – Monday, December 18, 2017 – Most municipalities and Authorities will meet on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 for the Bi-annual “Reorganization Meeting”. This is where you elect your leadership, set your meetings for the year, and appoint officials to your vacant positions on your Boards, Commissions, and so much more: Name depositories, do you need to reopen your budget, appoint the Vacancy Board member, appoint your professional staff…..Will you be ready? You will learn about CELG and the Berks County Water and Sewer Association and how they can assist you and your municipality to deal with your ever-changing challenges.  In addition, we will present tips on dealing with the public.  How to conduct effective citizen comment interaction.

Session Two – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – What are the responsibilities and roles as an official on a public board, council or authority – How are actions taken?  What are your responsibilities?  How do you meet? What roles do municipal secretaries or managers provide? What is the purpose of a motion, resolution, or ordinance?

Session Three – Monday, February 26, 2018 – The Mystical Executive Session: roles, rights, and responsibilities; when are you permitted to meet in executive session, how are they called, what actions can you take and when must those actions be reported in public?  Dealing with contract negotiations or simply your employees and discipline. What responsibilities do you have for Police, Fire, Public Works, Planning, Zoning, Land Development and Codes?

Session Four – Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Financial Reporting: What is Fund Accounting and why should you care?  The process of reviewing and approving monthly financials and “Budget 101”.  What makes a community financially “healthy”?  What are the tell-tale signs of distress?  What is an elected auditor and what is the annual audit process?

All classes are held at Albright College, Roessner Hall, Room 100, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The listed speakers could change and speakers will be added, however, all presentations will be by panel discussion with question and answer periods throughout.

Center for Excellence in Local Government

C/O Albright College

P.O. Box 15234

Roessner Hall

Reading, PA 19612-5234

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Voice:  610.929.6503

Fax:    610.921.7278


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