The Local Government Program is a leader in municipal-level public administration education because there is an energetic and talented group of individuals behind it. Our dedicated program staff ensures that day to day program operations run smoothly while also seeking out new and innovative program partnerships and offerings. Our world-class academic faculty and our talented team of practitioner instructors create a dynamic classroom and learning environment. Our active and supportive Alumni Society fosters post-program learning and networking opportunities and their annual conference is a must attend. Western’s Local Government Program is also a destination for visiting faculty and scholars looking to advance their research in the field.