What's Happening At GMA

13
Jul
This webinar will (1) recap the key requirements of the single audit process; (2) describe the field work that auditors must undertake; and (3) drill down on the tests of FRF compliance that your expenditures will undergo. Our objective is to help make your city “single audit ready.”

17
Jul
20
Jul
Savannah
Join us this year for the GMA Gas Section Management & Annual Business Meeting Conference in Savannah. Experience educational sessions  in addition to our business meeting and elections.  Spend time with the vendors that offer services and equipment that assist with providing Natural Gas Service.  The general election will take place on Tuesday, July 19th.

18
Jul
Columbus
Recognizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace means that we are equally accepting, valuing, and respecting differences. This workshop aims to build awareness and essential skills that support marginalized employees and help cultivate a safe, compassionate, and equitable culture where everyone feels valued. Participants will receive a basic overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on the importance of working together to appreciate each other’s differences and str...

19
Jul
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Pearl Alexander, Executive Director, Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement @Georgia Institute of Technology


28
Jul
Founded in 1988, Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) is a joint program of the self-insurance funds of ACCG and GMA. LGRMS provides a variety of loss prevention and loss control services to help local governments minimize their workers' compensation, liability, and property exposures that have the potential to cause losses. Join us as we discuss best practices cities can implement to encourage safety in the workplace and mitigate risks.

01
Aug
03
Aug
Columbus 31901
The 7th Annual Georgia Government Communicators Conference will be August 2-3 at the Hotel Indigo Columbus At Riverfront Place, 21 West 14th St, Columbus, GA 31901.

16
Aug
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Chris Pike, President/CEO of Urban Pulse


16
Aug
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Toni Washington, Fire Chief at Decatur Fire Department @City of Decatur


22
Aug
25
Aug
Macon
Join us for the 2022 Georgia Downtown Conference in Downtown Macon, Georgia!  This year's registration fee includes admission to Opening and Closing Keynote Address, Awards Reception, Conference Educational Sessions/Workshops, Refreshment Breaks, Silent Auction and program materials.  To learn more, www.georgiadowntownassociation.org/conference Online Registration Deadline: August 8, 2022. All registrations and payments received after this date will be processed as an on-site, and a $50 processi...

25
Aug
Local governments are required to file reports to different agencies throughout the year but mostly at the end of the calendar year.  GMA will review most of the reporting requirements on this webinar which include reports to Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Audits, Georgia Government Transparency and Finance Commission, as well as other state and federal agencies.

31
Aug
05
Oct
Griffin
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Human Resources Administration Certificate (HRAC) Program includes five classes specifically designed to provide city elected officials and appointed staff with the tools necessary to successfully recruit, train, and retain talent to provide services to their communities. The program also addresses the expanded need from the previous service of HR Express which offered online webinars, training and access to Personnel Law attorneys. The HRAC Program will b...

20
Sep
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Patti Garrett, Mayor, and Renae Madison, Communications Manager/Public Information Officer @City of Decatur

Inclusive community engagement is an essential part of City of Decatur’s mission and vision. Through the city’s Better Together initiative, a framework of engaging the public- especially those that are often underrepresented- to collaborate and build across multiple issues, all with an eye toward...


20
Sep
23
Sep
Young Harris
Named in honor of former GMA President and Mayor of the city of Thomson from 1979-2007, the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute is an intensive multi-day seminar that focuses on helping city officials enhance and sharpen their leadership skills.

22
Sep
23
Sep
Young Harris
GMA will hold the two-day 2022 Fall Training Event September 22-23, 2022 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. The event will feature four six-hour classes on Thursday and four six-hour classes on Friday.

22
Sep
Atlanta
Local government workforce is facing a “tsunami” of challenges. One of those is succession of critical positions within local government due to baby boomers retiring and now the new norm of the “Great Resignation” during the pandemic. Local government must build human capital capacity to keep local government services going now and in the future. This course will help practitioners develop, implement, and monitor effective succession planning programs for any size government.

22
Sep
This session will provide an overview of how to develop an effective capital improvement program to ensure the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure for local communities.  With a focus on master planning, programming, engineering, budgeting/funding, and implementation of capital improvements, this session will also suggest innovative approaches to build support for public infrastructure investment.

27
Sep
Thomasville
Local government workforce is facing a “tsunami” of challenges. One of those is succession of critical positions within local government due to baby boomers retiring and now the new norm of the “Great Resignation” during the pandemic. Local government must build human capital capacity to keep local government services going now and in the future. This course will help practitioners develop, implement, and monitor effective succession planning programs for any size government.

17
Oct
Thomasville
Join us for the 2022 Georgia City Solutions Golf Open to raise funds to support programs and initiatives aimed at helping municipal leaders build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities, and improving the quality-of-life of city residents. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support programs of Georgia City Solutions, a Georgia Municipal Association non-profit, in the following focus areas: Youth Leadership, Economic and Workforce Development, Equity & Inclusion, and Res...

18
Oct
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Bill Tanks, Executive Director, Public Services, E&I @City of Powder Springs

The internal processes necessary for effective community partnerships which impacts community safety.


26
Oct
Jackson
GMA will host the 3rd annual one-day statewide Rural Broadband Summit to share information with local officials about rural broadband planning in Georgia. Participants will learn from experts and peers about a variety of approaches underway in Georgia to address rural communities’ broadband needs. The program will also include information about Smart Cities Planning and Smart City Uses, as well as how to access federal agency resources for technical assistance and infrastructure.

27
Oct
Some cities have had the experience of a downtown crossing being blocked by a train. This is just one of the issues that cities face in having a Railroad provider coming through their communities. With that stated,  many cities fail to have a good relationship with the railroad providers that come through their cities. Eventually,  cities will need to have dialog with their railroad to address issues that impact both parties. This session provides an opportunity for cities to hear about the best...

02
Nov
04
May
Atlanta
The Municipal Government Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is an EMBRACE program designed to equip municipal leaders with tools and resources to combat institutional and systematic racism, injustice, and inequity by grasping the essence of valuing differences, fostering relationships, and creating an environment of belonginess for the betterment of all.

17
Nov
Local governments can be most effective in their operations and development with effective leaders in place. This course is directed as fostering leaders at all levels within your organization. We will focus on how to recognize potential, recruiting high-potential employees, providing opportunities for leadership, building emotional intelligence, and support through coaching. This training will give you some resources and best practices to develop, recruit, and maintain leaders within your organ...

22
Dec
The inequalities in opportunities across Georgia are due to complex factors, including intergenerational and persistent poverty, healthcare access, educational attainment, and affordable housing, among others, that overlap and influence each other. No single solution can address the equity and inclusion challenges Georgia communities face. Yet, there are local actions that cities can take to address these challenges. GMA's goal is to help city leaders identify and eliminate barriers that block p...