What's Happening At GMA

23
May
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.

25
May
Lawrenceville
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.

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.

01
Jun
Lawrenceville
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.

08
Jun
Lawrenceville
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.

14
Jun
Virtual Training: This course provides in-depth guidance on open records and open meetings compliance for law enforcement leaders, officers and staff. It draws upon information in Georgia Law Enforcement and the Open Records Act, a guide created in partnership with numerous law enforcement agencies and organizations in the state. POST training credit available for law enforcement officers; course time 1 hour.

21
Jun
Online

Featuring Ashaunda' Davis, Wealth Management Advisor

Informative and engaging virtual conversation discussing the areas of economic empowerment, diversity, and inclusion for people of color in GA and GA at large. We are 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King's passing, we must continue shifting our priorities to lessen the wealth divide and elevate efforts toward building COMMUNITY WEALTH.


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...

24
Jun
28
Jun
Savannah

GMA’s Annual Convention features engaging sessions and unrivaled training for city officials and local leaders from across the state. It also includes a tradeshow featuring products and services that improve the operations of cities to enhance the lives of their citizens.


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 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


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
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.

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.


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...