What's Happening At GMA

02
Nov
07
Dec
Duluth
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...

29
Nov
Moultrie
This course examines tax classifications and codes reported on the tax digest including exemptions; the digest approval process; property assessments; appeals; setting the millage rate; taxpayer bill of rights; completing the PT 32.1 and five year history.  The course also reviews state law on property tax and special classes of property such as timber, mobile homes, motor vehicles, recording intangibles and real estate transfer tax.  Distribution of public utility tax, sales tax, E-911 prepaid ...

30
Nov
Moultrie
The course outlines the process in the collection of delinquent real and personal property taxes and the process for issuing fi fa's, tax liens and executing a legal tax sale and the redemption of property.  The handling of bankruptcy notices will be reviewed.

07
Dec
Moultrie
Course will provide an overview of laws which allow the imposition of taxes and fees such as hotel motel tax, insurance premium tax, franchise fees, excise tax on rental vehicles, grants, fines and other revenue.  Participants will learn how to create a revenue manual for their city.

14
Dec
Moultrie
Overview of Georgia law and methods allowed for occupation taxes.  Review of state issued alcohol license and laws that govern alcohol sales in Georgia and the licensing of package, consumption on premises, breweries and distillaries.

21
Dec
Moultrie
This course focuses on providing local government “service” and meeting customer expectations through professionalism, best practices, technology and other resources. Participants will learn about tools, solutions and current trends for problem solving.  The course will also visit the area of internal control and how cities can address vulnerabilities in the workplace.

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...

20
Jan
23
Jan
Atlanta
GMA's Cities United Summit will take place at the Hilton Atlanta from January 20-23, 2023

01
Mar
03
Mar
Athens
The Newly Elected Officials Institute provides a general overview of the function of municipal government in Georgia and the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. The class includes an introduction to key issues such as ethics, municipal finance, planning and zoning, open meetings, open records and parliamentary procedures. All municipal elected officials taking office since July 1, 1990 are required by state law to complete the Newly Elected Officials Institute.

08
Mar
05
Apr
Douglas
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...