What's Happening At GMA

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...

26
Sep
01
Oct
Columbus
The Georgia Fire Service Conference welcomes over 250 fire chiefs, fire service leaders and firefighters representing cities, counties and volunteers throughout the state. This highly awaited, professional focused event features continuing education, exciting competitions and demonstrations, showcasing of products and solutions, and a fun and supportive opportunity to gather and network.

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.

28
Sep
Atlanta
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

29
Sep
Concord
GMA District 4 Officers invite you to come listen and provide input on the preview of the 2023 Session of the General Assembly , ARPA Update, Funding opportunities with regards to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and hear from two cities within your district on success stories. We will have a delicious meal, door prizes and a chance for you to network with your fellow district cities.

30
Sep
Hartwell
Participants will hear a preview of the 2023 state legislative session from GMA’s Government Relations team; learn about GMA programs, services, and training; and get an update on ARPA and opportunities through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law from GMA staff and agency representatives. The meeting is also a great opportunity for networking and peer learning, as participants will gain knowledge from select cities in attendance about how ARPA funds are being invested around the district; ...

06
Oct
Leroy Rogers Senior Center, 315 W 2nd Street, Tifton, GA

Please accept this invitation to join the Tifton Financial Literacy Coalition Stakeholder Awareness and Recruitment event on October 6, 2022, to build the financial capability of the residents of the City of Tifton. The intended outcome will better equip a population of adults and children in Tifton to make good decisions on credit and better position assets and resources that are effective and productive. The positive outcomes from this initiative will result in significant personal, househo...


06
Oct
Macon
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

14
Oct
16
Oct
Dublin
GMA, GCS, and the City of Dublin Youth Council are pleased to host the 2022-2023 Youth Symposium in Dublin.  This weekend event will bring together Youth Councils from all over the state of Georgia. Youth participants will have the opportunity to: meet & learn from young professionals; connect and network with other youth councils; share their youth council accomplishments; participate in leadership workshops; and gain practical skills through simulations and team work.  The registration fee for...

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.


19
Oct
Monroe
The fall district meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

20
Oct
Atlanta
Cultural diversity training is essential because our country, states, cities, and organizations are comprised of individuals from various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups. As we work to improve relationships within our organizations and communities, we must leverage the strength of diversity, become inclusive leaders and facilitate essential conversations within our various groups. These skills will lead to collaborative efforts that ensure efficient and effective government.

20
Oct
Tifton
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

25
Oct
Camilla
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

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
Reidsville
This course is targeted at city managers, city clerks, finance officers, customer service staff, and any city employee who comes in contact with the public will benefit from this course. The course will feature taking a proactive approach to citizen complaints.  A focus on using technology and other resources in providing assistance to citizens and understanding customer expectations for delivery of services will be the primary discussion.  Offering solutions, problem solving and staying abreast...

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...

27
Oct
Calhoun
Participants will hear a preview of the 2023 state legislative session from GMA’s Government Relations team; learn about GMA programs, services, and training; and get an update on ARPA and opportunities through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law from GMA staff and agency representatives. The meeting is also a great opportunity for networking and peer learning, as participants will gain knowledge from select cities in attendance about how ARPA funds are being invested around the district; ...

31
Oct
Hinesville
Participants will hear a preview of the 2023 state legislative session from GMA’s Government Relations team; learn about GMA programs, services, and training; and get an update on ARPA and opportunities through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law from GMA staff and agency representatives. The meeting is also a great opportunity for networking and peer learning, as participants will gain knowledge from select cities in attendance about how ARPA funds are being invested around the district; ...

02
Nov
04
May
Atlanta
The Municipal Leader 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.

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...

09
Nov
Vidalia
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

10
Nov
Atlanta
Members of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association are invited to attend the spring Metro Atlanta Mayors Association meeting on November 10.

15
Nov
Reynolds
GMA District 8 Officers invite you to come listen and provide input on the preview of the 2023 Session of the General Assembly , ARPA Update, Funding opportunities with regards to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and hear from two cities within your district on success stories. We will have a delicious meal, door prizes and a chance for you to network with your fellow district cities.

15
Nov
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Chris Pike, President/CEO of Urban Pulse


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...

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...