Talk It Up Thursdays

Join us each month for “Talk It Up Thursday.” These free webinars will be from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and cover topics designed specifically for elected officials and city staff. Each month, these learning opportunities will provide educational information, coupled with information on GMA services or programs as well as resources available through state and federal agencies and more.

2024 Dates and Topics

  • Jan. 18 – Water Service Line Inventory Checkpoint #1 (View Video)
  • Feb. 15 – Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG)
  • Mar. 14 – ARPA, Audits & State Reporting/Service Line Inventory Financing
  • Apr. 18 – Working with Georgia Power
  • May 16 – National Public Works Week
  • Jun. 20 – Georgia Power Session
  • Jul. 18 – Water Service Line Inventory Checkpoint #2
  • Aug. 15 – Government Associations (Cemetery, GCCMA, GMCA, etc.)
  • Sep. 19 - Water Service Line Inventory Checkpoint #3
  • Oct. 17 – Lighting and Energy - Georgia Power
  • Nov. 21 – Stormwater
  • Dec. 19 – DEI

Visit our calendar for more information and to register for upcoming Talk It Up Thursday events.

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2023 Dates and Topics

  • January 19 – Purchasing with DOAS (View Video)
  • February 16 – Placemaking & Leadership Development (View Video)
  • March 16 – Enhancing Your City’s Quality of Life with GCS (View Video)
  • April 20 – Legislative Update (Video Unavailable)
  • May 18 – Home Rule (Video Unavailable)
  • June 15 – CDL Training & Requirements (View Video)
  • July 20 – Cities of Ethics (View Video)
  • August 17 – Health & Life (View Video)
  • September 21 - EPD Service Line Inventory Requirements (Recording Available Upon Request)
  • October 19 – Understanding the Budget Process (Download the Presentation)
  • November 16 – Mentor Program
  • December 21 – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2022 Dates and Topics

  • January 27 – Using GMAs Home Depot Government Solutions Program (View Video)
  • February 24 – Redistricting (View Video)
  • March 24 – Solar Power Use by Cities (View Video)
  • April 21 – How-To Fundraising for Georgia Downtowns (View Video)
  • May 26 – Electric Vehicle Use by Cities (View Video)
  • June 23 – Strategic Planning (Video Unavailable)
  • July 28 – Safety in the Workplace (View Video
  • August 25 – Compliance Reporting (View Video)
  • September 22 – Developing an Effective Capital Improvement Program
  • October 27 – The Railroad & Your City
  • November 17 – Leadership Development Part 2
  • December 22 – Fostering Communities Where People Want to Live, Work & Play (View Video)

2021 Dates and Topics

  • January 28 – Probation Services Oversight (View Video)
  • February 25 – Purchasing Capital Assets in Public Safety (View Video)
  • March 25 – Risk Management (View Video)
  • April 29 – Georgia Downtowns (View Video)
  • May 27 – Developing a Vehicle & Equipment Replacement Program (View Video)
  • June 24 – Infrastructure Asset Management (View Video)
  • July 29 –Leadership Development (View Video)
  • August 26 – Campaign & Finance Rules
  • September 30 – Building Your Team (View Video)
  • October 28 – Onboarding New Elected Officials (View Video)
  • November 18 – Preparing for Your Audit (View Video)
  • December 30 - Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Workplace Culture (View Video)