DEADLINE APPROACHING: Academy Grad Course on Advanced Public Finance Through the University of MD

The Academy for Excelleacademylogonce in Local Governance is offering a course for Graduates of the Academy certificate program. The course, entitled “Advanced Finance for Public Officials,” will be offered in two parts – the first on December 5, 2014 and the second on May 8, 2015. Both parts of the course will be taught at the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) offices in Hanover, MD. Registration deadline is December 1, 2014. Register today!

This interactive workshop will focus on the following:

  • Understanding the critical elements of long-range financial planning in an era of dwindling and uncertain resources.
  • Providing an opportunity for attendees to “deep dive” into one of three public finance concentrations:
    • Human Resources
    • Infrastructure Finance
    • Intergovernmental Financial Relations
  • Developing strategic actions for applying acquired knowledge of best practices to the unique fiscal circumstances of your county or municipality.

Registrants must attend both days of the course to receive a certificate of completion from the University of Maryland. Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Early registration is encouraged; seats are limited to 25. The registration fee is $250 and the course is only available to graduates of the Academy certificate program.

For additional information, please view the flyer and application form or contact Academy Registrar Aisha Washington at 301.314.2641 or

The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance is a continuing education certificate program co-founded by MACo and the Maryland Municipal League (MML), sponsored by LGIT, and offered through the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. This voluntary certificate program provides a foundation of skills for local government officials and staff. For county participants, 8 Core Courses and 6 Elective Courses must be completed to earn a certificate – all courses are offered at MACo, MML, and LGIT conferences and events. Graduates of the program are eligible to participate in advanced topic courses such as the Advanced Finance for Public Officials course, which are offered several times each year. For more information on the Academy, please view our website.