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#ICYMI: #LocalGov101Chat and More


One of the biggest hits at the ICMA conference was LG 101. Now it’s an online certificate program with great instructors.

-Robert O’Neill, ICMA Executive Director

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On November 12 local government professionals had the opportunity to learn more about the Local Government 101 Certificate program during a Twitter chat with ICMA Director of Professional Development Amanda Relyea.  This chat was designed to let interested professionals ask questions about development opportunities and, more specifically, about the new Local Government 101 online certificate program.  You can experience the chat in this article or join the conversation by using the hashtag #LocalGov101Chat on Twitter if you have additional questions.

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In the Know CTA

Are you planning on participating in the Local Government 101 program?  Why or why not? Post your comments below.

Douglas Shontz

Knowledge Network Associate