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Call for Nominations for Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

The Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence are presented annually to communities and individuals by the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS), an office within the Department of Community and Economic Development that works to assist Pennsylvania’s 2,562 local governments. A panel of judges from the GCLGS reviews applications submitted by municipal organizations and officials from across the state and selects the award recipients.

Battlefield Planning Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications for the 2015 Battlefield Planning Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of   

Celebrate National Community Planning Month

National Community Planning Month Each year APA, its members, chapters, divisions, and professional institute sponsor National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of planners and planning in communities across the U.S. Help elevate the role of planning in your community. Host a planning department or planning commission open house, talk   

APA’s Great Places in America

APA’s flagship program celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. APA Great Places offer better choices for where and how people work and live. They   

PennDOT: Access Management Trainings

PA Chapter of APA and PennDOT Present: Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs. Recognizing key county and municipal roles in managing roadway access, the Department has recently updated Pub 574, Access Management Handbook…

Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Publishes Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy  Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) published the Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy this September. The model is intended to assist Pennsylvania land trusts in establishing policies regarding amendments.   A draft edition that was broadly disseminated for public review in June preceded the model. That   

Meet the Keynote Speakers at the Annual Conference

Mayor Nutter:  Since taking office in January 2008, Mayor Nutter has vigorously managed city government through the worst recession since the Great Depression by maintaining core services and reducing City spending – most notably closing a $2.4 billion gap in Philadelphia’s five year plan without compromising a single police officer, fire fighter, sanitation, or health   

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