Who We Are - ALOM

Organizational History

The Allegheny League of Municipalities is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization that emerged in the early 1960s as a result of the need to establish an entity to coordinate the needs of the area’s Local Elected Officials. In 1974 it was officially established as the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM).

Allegheny County is the second largest county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of over 1.2 million, and is home to nearly 10% of the residents within our state. Allegheny County has 130 separate municipalities, and consequently an independent intergovernmental entity intended to coordinate, advocate and educate the hundreds of elected officials within the 130 municipalities was needed within the county. This need was addressed by the formation of ALOM; and for the past 42 years ALOM has been serving the Local Elected Officials of Allegheny County with pride and vigor.

The mission of the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) is to foster local government in Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania by educating elected officials, delivering essential resources, and advocating for sound policy and legislation.

ALOM is helping public servants make their communities better.

Key Accomplishments

ALOM has served tens of thousands of Local Government Officials over the course of our 40+ year history, and we take pride knowing that our work has trickled down to make communities better for individual government officials and residents alike.

Some of ALOM’s most notable accomplishments include:

  • The execution of an Annual Spring Educational Conference – as ALOM’s signature program, this 4 day conference serves as a learning and networking opportunity that has proven valuable and become a tradition among many Local Elected Officials
  • The creation and administration of retirement solution plans – offered to all 130 municipalities in Allegheny County; ALOM manages retirement assets of over a quarter of a billion dollars
  • The Banner Community Program– started in 2013, this program is designed to recognize municipalities that distinguish themselves as model communities through a commitment to effective, efficient, and accountable government principals through implementation of recognized best practices in providing services to their constituents. This program has grown to include 51 communities in 2017.
  • An active advocate in important legislative policy: ALOM works with its respective associations to promote sound legislation at the state and federal level that enhances local government operations, limits unfunded mandates and supports regional priorities.

Associations of ALOM

ALOM’s mission is to foster local government in Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. As a means to strive toward that mission, ALOM serves as an instrument for 3 respective volunteer-led associations:

  • The Allegheny County Boroughs Association (ACBA)
  • The Allegheny County Association of Township Officials (ACATO)
  • The Allegheny County & Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners (AC&WPATC).

ALOM assists in their general operations as a source of staff support and liaison for these 3 associations in addition to working to coordinate efforts on their behalf in the public arena in regards to advocacy, policy and legislation.