What's Happening At GMA

01
Sep
31
Oct
The Spirit of Cities: Virtual Convention Package provides purchasers with access to all of the video recordings from the annual convention. For a full list of the included recordings, click the event title above.

06
Oct
03
Nov
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...

18
Oct
Sugar Hill
Join us for the Georgia Municipal Association 2021 Golf Tournament raising funds for Georgia City Solutions, a 501(c)3 non-profit subsidiary of the Georgia Municipal Association with the mission of helping municipal leaders build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities; and, to improve the quality-of-life of city residents. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support programs of Georgia City Solutions in the following focus areas: Youth Leadership, Economic and Workforce...

19
Oct
Online

This one-to-one woman mentoring program addresses the stigmas of racism and feminism by pairing together women from diverse cultures to learn from each other and address the barriers that hinder social and economic development.


25
Oct
27
Oct
Columbus
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by September 27th to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after September 27th will be assessed a $50 administrative fee and refunds will not be processed after October 8th. 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 afternoon activity on Tuesday.

26
Oct
Cornelia
Join us for our GMA District 2 Fall meeting at the Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly St, Cornelia, GA 30531.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, ...

28
Oct
29
Oct
Athens
GMA will hold the two-day Fall Training Event on October 28-29 at the Classic Center in Athens. Classes are six hours each and the fee for each class is $275. Those eligible for training certificates will receive six hours of credit for completing each class. Classes on Thursday, Oct. 28 are: Downtown Development Authority Basic Training, Governing the Commons: Collective Decision Making in Complex Systems, Municipal Long-Term Budgeting, and Municipal Law. Classes on Friday, October 29 are: Buil...

28
Oct
Acclimating your newly elected officials to your city is a very important process. This session will focus on preparing you to onboard those new officials and help guide them through your city’s processes & procedures.  Find out what resources are available to assist you & hear about tried & true procedures that have been successful.

29
Oct
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.

10
Nov
Winder
“Fireworks don’t beat framework.” Your quest to institute, implement and maintain an equitable workplace is a grind that takes forethought, consistency, energy, and teamwork. This workshop unlike most, is geared toward providing you with insight from the points of view of several workplace experts. From this vantage point, you will interactively learn what is needed to manage, lead, and succeed in developing a diversity recruiting program. This workshop provides participants with a comprehensive...

16
Nov
Online

In this webinar, you will learn what is a hate crime, why comprehensive hate crimes laws are so important, what is the data and why reporting is so important, who perpetrates hate crimes, and what we can do about it.


17
Nov
Atlanta
“Fireworks don’t beat framework.” Your quest to institute, implement and maintain an equitable workplace is a grind that takes forethought, consistency, energy, and teamwork. This workshop unlike most, is geared toward providing you with insight from the points of view of several workplace experts. From this vantage point, you will interactively learn what is needed to manage, lead, and succeed in developing a diversity recruiting program. This workshop provides participants with a comprehensive...

18
Nov
Garden City
“Fireworks don’t beat framework.” Your quest to institute, implement and maintain an equitable workplace is a grind that takes forethought, consistency, energy, and teamwork. This workshop unlike most, is geared toward providing you with insight from the points of view of several workplace experts. From this vantage point, you will interactively learn what is needed to manage, lead, and succeed in developing a diversity recruiting program. This workshop provides participants with a comprehensive...

18
Nov
As municipal resources have become increasingly scarce and the financial stability of many communities has been threatened, fiscal responsibility and accountability are critical. A key element in a successful financial management program is the independent audit.  This session will 1) Define the process and the key players in the annual audit  2) Review key dates and requirements 3) Hear from certified public accountants specialized in local government audits  4) Discuss key documents every city...

14
Dec
Online

The session starts with the history of city development, with an emphasis on exclusion, racism and classism relative to transportation, housing and industrial development.


30
Dec
As cities make efforts to provide diversity training, inevitably, teaching diversity is not an easy task. This session aims to examine the techniques of teaching diversity while integrating emotional intelligence practices to help employees understand their emotions and the emotions of others to create an inclusive workplace.

21
Jan
24
Jan
Atlanta
GMA's Cities United Summitwill take place at the Hilton Atlanta from January 21-24, 2022.