Residents Academy


The academy will complement Mt. Lebanon’s successful Fire and Police academies. It will provide a broad overview of all aspects of local government, giving participants a look at the community’s successes and challenges, as well as an appreciation of how tax dollars are spent.

Academy participants will hear from various municipal departments and related agencies as well as the school district. The first session is in the municipal building but some sessions will take place at other facilities, such as the library, public safety center or rec center, depending on the topic.

“Academies like this are offered all over the country.  Each is different, but all are intended to educate and engage residents.”  says CRB chair Lisa Borrelli Dorn, who is co-chairing the project with board member Catherine Schilken “Many people who ‘graduate’ from these academies go on to take leadership roles in the community.”

Mt. Lebanon Residents Academy will not be a series of lectures, Borrelli Dorn promises: “It will be interactive, with off-site visits, participatory activities and plenty of time for Q & A.”

All municipal departments will participate, with several sharing a two-hour slot. Topics will include finance, economic development, fire and police, communications, parks and recreation, public works, zoning and library services. Medical Rescue Team South, Mt. Lebanon School District, Animal Control and other service providers also will present.

The program is free.  For information, call 412-343-3780. Download application or pick one up at the customer service center in the municipal building or the library.