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Cities Connect: Use of Well-being Data in Local Policy

Cities Connect

February 22, 2024

In this episode, Rebecca Baskam and Carrie Oliver, co-leaders of the Metro-Atlanta Cities Well-being Initiative, share information about the initiative, provide examples of well-being topics and policy action plans developed by participating cities, and highlight lessons learned.

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Cities Connect: Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Cities Connect

February 15, 2024

In this episode, Commissioner Kevin Tanner of the DBHDD discusses the important work of the department and the resources that are available to communities and residents throughout the state.
 

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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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A Guide for Local Government on Medical Cannabis in Georgia

February 8, 2024

January 2024

The purpose of this guide is to educate and familiarize local governments about the Hope Act and foster a better understanding of the important role they serve in potentially providing local access to medical cannabis in their communities through dispensaries and pharmacies licensed and regulated by the state.

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Cities Connect: Georgia Single Parent Coalition

Cities Connect

February 8, 2024

Honorable Valencia Stovall, Tom Ella McBeth, and Beverly Brewster of the National Leadership Group, Inc. share basic information about the Georgia Single Parent Coalition, upcoming initiatives, and programs.

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Cities Connect: Red Cross of Georgia

Cities Connect

February 8, 2024

In this episode, Holly Winner, Executive Director of the Central Midwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, share informations about the work the Red Cross of Georgia does and how you as city officials can partner with the mission.

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Town Extensions with Urbanism are a Great Idea

Public Square

February 7, 2024

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Towns and cities used to grow by extending their street grids. Sprawl makes it harder, but many opportunities still exist. Why don’t we have more of this kind of development?

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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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Visionary City Awards Presented to 9 Georgia Cities

February 1, 2024

The Georgia Municipal Association, in collaboration with Georgia Trend Magazine, announced the 2024 Visionary City Award winners on January 28 during GMA’s Cities United Summit.  

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2024 Cities United Recap

January 31, 2024

GMA’s 2024 Cities United Summit featured 1,200 attendees representing 206 cities, training classes, a trip to the Capitol and more! Watch this video to see why Georgia’s cities truly are… CITIES UNITED!

 

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Cities Connect: Finding and Funding Child Care in Georgia

Cities Connect

January 25, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Keon Berry, the Director of Parent Services with Quality Care for Children, will share an overview of Quality Care for Children, a statewide nonprofit organization committed to fostering early childhood education and care strategies across Georgia. 

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National, Local Leaders Promote Initiatives to Improve Children’s Food Security

January 24, 2024

Georgia cities like East Point recognize they have a stake in making sure children in their communities are fed and fed well.

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GDA Board Meets in Thomasville for Annual Retreat

January 23, 2024

The robust meeting set the plan for the direction of the board and its partners for the 2024 calendar year. The meeting agenda also included team-building activities, role defining, visioning and goal setting.

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Cities Connect: How City Officials Can Help Medicaid Members Stay Informed and Covered

Cities Connect

January 18, 2024

In this episode, representatives from the “Stay Informed. Stay Covered” Medicaid redetermination campaign will share basic information on what is Medicaid redetermination.

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Promoting Workforce Development in Municipalities

January 16, 2024

Sara Baxter

Lake City and the City of Griffin have found creative, cost-effective ways to attract new employees and keep existing ones happy.

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New Rural Workforce Housing Grants Announced

January 11, 2024

On January 8, 2024, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the second round of grant recipients from the Rural Workforce Housing Initiative. Totaling more than $9 million in infrastructure development, this new round of grants will ultimately support more than 400 units of housing across four different communities.

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Gov. Kemp's 2024 State of the State Address

January 11, 2024

Text of Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address delivered on January 11, 2024.

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Cities Connect: Community Research Grant and Workforce Development with PIN

Cities Connect

January 11, 2024

In this episode, Katie O’Connor and Clarence Anthony, Jr. With the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN) discuss workforce development trends in Georgia and how how PIN is working to address pressing issues in the state's workforce. As well as an introduction to the PIN Community Research Grants program, including success stories from past projects. 

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Town Converts Parcel into Downtown Hub

Public Square

January 8, 2024

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

A sold-out concert by soul music legend Gladys Knight opened a new 2-acre park in Douglasville, Georgia, recently—that’s a good sign for the multipurpose public space in the county seat 30 miles west of Atlanta.

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GMA Celebrates Georgia’s City Leaders Recognized as 100 Most Influential Georgians

January 4, 2024

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is celebrating seven city leaders who are recognized on Georgia Trend Magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Georgians for 2024.

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Cities Connect: Immigration and Ethics Laws - End of Year Recap

Cities Connect

January 4, 2024

In this episode, GMA General Counsel Rusi Patel walks through the different end of year reporting requirements related to Georgia’s immigration laws.

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