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With the help of a donation from a local congressman, Duquesne's mayor and city manager recently completed the Local Government Academy's Newly Elected Officials Course.
Duquesne Mayor Nickole Nesby said the tuition for her and Manager Cha Sayles was donated by U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle.
According to the academy's website, more than 1,000 local officials have completed the course over the past 30 years.
“This was a learning experience I will never forget,” Nesby said. “It was a great opportunity to learn about how our local government functions. I met some outstanding individuals and built relationships that I may have never had. Personally, I feel this course should be mandatory for every elected official.”
Topics covered included the power and duties of local government, budgeting and financing, public sector human resources, planning and community development, public safety, infrastructure and public works, intergovernmental cooperation, ethics and communication and conflict resolution.
Duquesne Councilwoman Fawn McDaniel is also a graduate of the course and Councilwoman June Wilson has expressed an interest in attending as well, Nesby said.
Originally published April 03, 2018.