GMA Updates

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There’s Still Time to Turn Your City Into a ‘City of Civility’

May 13, 2024

There is still time for your city to be recognized as a City of Civility at the GMA Annual Convention in June. 

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Simplifying Federal Grants: A Call to Action for City Officials

May 7, 2024

Federal grants offer valuable funding opportunities to meet the diverse needs of Georgia’s cities, yet the application process often proves cumbersome and time-consuming. Fortunately, recent initiatives and legislative proposals aim to simplify and improve this process, ensuring that federal funding reaches Georgia’s cities efficiently.

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Gov. Kemp Signs Bill Providing Critical Illness and Long-Term Disability Benefits for First Responders

May 6, 2024

The new law takes effect January 1, 2025. It provides critical illness and long-term disability benefits for first responders diagnosed with PTSD arising from their work for Georgia governments.

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Gauging the Gaps Between Atlanta and Rural Georgia

April 29, 2024

Charlie Hayslett, a former political reporter from the Atlanta Journal and a public relations, public affairs and communications management consultant, delivered a thought-provoking address to the GMA Board of Directors during its meeting in Perry on April 26.

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Apply for Your City’s Share of $250 Million in Local Road Assistance Administration Funds

April 23, 2024

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced the availability of $250 million in Local Road Assistance Administration (LRA) funds for fiscal year 2024. This funding, included by the Governor and the Legislature in the state’s FY 2024 budget, presents a significant opportunity for Georgia's local governments to address infrastructure needs.

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Municipal Training Board Members to Serenade NYC with Carnegie Hall Performance

April 5, 2024

By Aileen Harris

The June 1 concert will see the Athens Master Chorale, directed by Joseph Napoli, joined by singers from 13 states and accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble to perform Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, K.626.

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Three Georgia Cities Receive International Recognition

April 1, 2024

Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

Within hours in early March, projects from three Georgia cities were honored with international smart cities awards.

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GEFA Awards $38 Million in Infrastructure Loans

March 27, 2024

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

On February 29, 2024, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced that seven communities were awarded financing totaling $38,632,500 for water, wastewater, sewer, and stormwater projects

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Water Systems Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

March 20, 2024

On March 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Security Council (NSC) issued an announcement regarding the protection of our nation’s water infrastructure from cyber threats.

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Marietta Councilmember Appointed to FCC Broadband Advisory Committee

March 19, 2024

On March 11, 2024, Councilmember Joseph Goldstein of Marietta was appointed to serve a two-year term on the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission – bringing a local perspective to issues related to broadband and telecommunications.

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Five Georgia Projects Receive $210 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants

March 13, 2024

On March 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that five projects in Georgia were granted $210 million in infrastructure funding through two programs: the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Reconnecting Communities & Neighborhoods Pilot Program and the Inflation Reduction Act's Neighborhood Access and Equity Program.

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Significant Service Delivery Strategy Ruling Handed Down

March 6, 2024

The Georgia Supreme Court delivered a significant ruling on Tuesday, March 5, in favor of the City of Winder in its Services Delivery Strategy legal battle with Barrow County. 

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More than $200 Million in Additional LMIG Funding Available for Local Governments

February 14, 2024

In the amended fiscal year 2024 budget, Governor Kemp proposed an additional $200 million of funding for local government transportation projects. But there are things local governments need to know before applying. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Policy Committee Meetings Provide Insights into the Legislative Session

February 1, 2024

During GMA’s 2024 Cities United Summit six policy committees convened to deliberate on a wide range of topics critical to the advancement and well-being of municipalities throughout Georgia.

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GMA's Cities United Summit Showcases Visionary Leadership and Civic Achievements

February 1, 2024

More than 1,200 government leaders, public servants, and legislative stakeholders gathered in Atlanta on January 26-29 for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)’s Cities United Summit.

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