About the Local Elected Leaders Academy

Public officials must be ready to lead strategically, think creatively, and act collaboratively in order to deal with today's serious governing challenges.

The Local Elected Leaders Academy offers scholarships to municipal and county elected officials to attend School of Government sponsored programs, workshops, and courses. Information about the scholarship application process is found at the individual course registration site.

Our generous donors include Food Lion, Prudential Financial, Local Government Federal Credit Union and Freese & Nichols.

Faculty Coordinators

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Vaughn M. Upshaw
Lecturer in Public Administration and Government
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Director, Local Elected Leaders Academy