What's Happening At GMA

27
Jan
GMA has set up a working relationship with Home Depot that helps cities save money and acquire goods in a more efficient manner. Through using the Home Depot Government Solutions Program, you’re entitled as a city to discounted government pricing that lowers your costs even more. Getting to that steep discounted price can be hard to do on your own—and GMA has already done this hard work for you. Join us for the webinar to learn how your city can utilize the home depot program to its full potenti...

31
Jan
Reynolds
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

01
Feb
Thomaston
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

01
Feb
02
Feb
Atlanta
Firefighter Recognition Day Mini Conference and  the Fire Service Legislative Dinner

02
Feb
Nicholson
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

03
Feb
Thomson
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

11
Feb
Atlanta
The meeting agenda is available upon request. A summary of the meeting and a list of attendees will be available upon request following the meeting. Minutes for the meeting will be available for inspection after the meeting at which they are approved.

15
Feb
Online

Understanding the internal processes that are necessary to ensure the community is cared for by building and fostering effective community partnerships. Forging these partnerships within the community will ultimately build its trust, value, and the overall impact of safety within the community.


23
Feb
25
Feb
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.

24
Feb
At the beginning of every new decade brings a new census, which is followed by redistricting. Redistricting is necessary to maintain an equal balance of population between each voting district. In this Talk it Up Thursday, we will hear from Gina Wright from the General Assembly’s Legislative and Congressional Redistricting Office. Gina will highlight the differences between redistricting at the federal, state and local level, focusing on the current needs of cities in the process.

28
Feb
Atlanta
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

01
Mar
Atlanta
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

02
Mar
Vidalia
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

03
Mar
Milledgeville
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

07
Mar
Cornelia
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

08
Mar
Rome
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

09
Mar
11
Mar
Athens
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by February 14th to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after February 14th will be assessed a $50 administrative fee and refunds will not be processed after February 28th. You will be able to make a substitution if you are unable to attend and would like to send someone in your place. *Registration fee includes instructional cost and meals noted on the agenda as well as the off-site activity on Thursday afternoon.

16
Mar
18
Mar
Tifton
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.designed for n...

21
Mar
Albany
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

22
Mar
Waycross
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

24
Mar
By all accounts, Solar Power is here to stay in Georgia. Cities in Georgia need to know what are benefits and opportunities of having solar power as a resource to power critical assets for them.  Also, they need to know what the power companies and the state requirements are for cities are to sell back any unused power that they may create beyond their use.  This session will discuss this, and other options cities have in this wide-open arena in solar power here in Georgia.

30
Mar
Savannah
With the release of the 2020 Census data, Cities can expect Counties to issue the notice to commence negotiations, no later than July 1, 2022, for the re-distribution of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between the Cities and the County. It is essential for all parties to seek and achieve a fair and equitable LOST distribution for their citizens.  This training will be provided by a panel of GMA staff and guest speakers who are experienced in and actively preparing for the upcoming LOST re-negotiat...

21
Apr
Let's face it.  No one seems to have enough money, people, or resources to make everything happen individually, but what about when we work together collectively?  Fundraising can be a great option for this, so let's getting talking.  During this 1-hour webinar, we will cover the process for fundraising in smaller communities, ideas to help make projects happen, as well as real-life project examples from Warrenton, GA.  Together let's get creative and bring those projects to fruition, so tune in...

28
Apr
29
Apr
Dublin
Cities in the state of Georgia with a population of 5,000 or less make up over 75% of all Georgia cities and those with a population of less than 10,000 make up over 83%. Small cities are the foundation of our state’s economy, our history, and our sense of community. GMA’s 2022 Small Cities Conference will be like no other. Last held in 2019, due to the pandemic, this year’s theme will be “Connecting for Success”.

26
May
By 2035, we will see more electric vehicles on our roads. Hence, cities will need to look at these as an option for use to provide services to our citizens. This session will explore the difference uses for electric vehicles now and in the future in local government. The upfront cost of these electric vehicles as it relates to the operational cost will be discussed to determine the cost benefit of these decisions to be made by local government.

23
Jun
Strategic planning consists of understanding where you are, determining where you want to go, and building a plan for how to get there. This session will: (1) explore creating strategic goals to motivate employees to embrace the organization’s overall vision and mission, (2) establish the importance of strategic and operational planning, (3) provide a framework for setting clear, challenging, and measurable team goals, and (4) introduce the plan–do–check–act cycle as a resource for achieving hig...

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.

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.

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
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...

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...