a banner year

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council Member Sue Means, right, present Commission President Kelly Fraasch with the Allegheny County League of Municipalities’ Banner Community Award.

For the third year in a row, Mt. Lebanon has been selected as a Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM). The Banner Community designation recognizes the use of best practices in all aspects of municipal government. In order to qualify as a Banner Community, a municipality must do, at the minimum, the following:

Participating in professional education or training programs through the ALOM, the Local Government Academy or the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, or participate in a governing mentoring program.

Communicating with the community through a print- or web-based public information vehicle, participating in a class discussion on local government or conducting a shadowing program for junior or senior high school students.

Being active members in good standing with the Allegheny League of Municipalities and the county municipal associations, and have a representative attending at least half of county association meetings.

Being active members in good standing in a local Council of Governments, participating in a cooperative purchasing program and at least one shared municipal service.

Promoting and implementing long term sustainable governing practices by earning certification through Sustainable Pittsburgh, managing employee pensions at funding levels of 80 percent or above, participating in the annual ALOM Wage and Salary Survey Program, and implementing goals of an up-to-date municipal comprehensive plan.