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And Our Next Reader Is…The Mayor

January 18, 2023

Sara Baxter

An innovative new program from Georgia City Solutions encourages mayors get out into the community and read to children, promoting literacy and community engagement.

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Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Certification Program

January 18, 2023

In this January 18, 2023, EMBRACE webinar, Alexandra Campos Castillo, Program Manager of Georgia City Solutions, introduced Georgia City Solutions’ new city certification program: Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, a program designed to recognize cities that adopt policies and practices that promote equity and inclusion within their municipal government and community.

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Cities Connect: How to Become a Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

January 12, 2023

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode of Cities Connect, Alexandra Campos Castillo, Georgia City Solutions’ Program Manager, details that group’s new certification program: the Certified City of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

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Cities Connect: What Cities Need to Know About the 2023 Legislative Session

Cities Connect

January 12, 2023

In this episode of Cities Connect, members of GMA’s Governmental Relations team, including Director Jim Thornton, provide an overview of the upcoming session and discuss the issues that are likely to be particularly impactful to cities this year.

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Intentional Equity & Inclusion in Economic Development

December 15, 2022

In this December 13, 2022, EMBRACE webinar, Chris Pike with Urban Pulse addressed how cities can be intentional in developing and implementing equitable economic development strategies that grow quality jobs and increases entrepreneurship, ownership, and wealth for all members in the community.

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Cities Connect: The Truth About Georgia’s Widening Urban-Rural Divide

Cities Connect

December 15, 2022

In this episode of Cities Connect, we speak with journalist Charles Hayslett, an award-winning journalist, speechwriter and public relations counselor, about the costs and consequences of Georgia’s widening urban-rural divide.

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How Physical Activity, Land Use, Transportation, and Zoning Intersect

Public Square

December 15, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Zoning rarely gets discussed as directly related to health, but communities that have reformed their codes see health benefits, from reduced rates of cancer to greater physical activity—which in turn lowers disease and improves mental health.

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Cities Connect: What Can Cities Do to Help Improve Literacy Rates?

December 7, 2022

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. This episode includes two literacy-focused presentations.

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Cities Connect: Resources and Tools for Wastewater Funding

December 6, 2022

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode, we’re speaking with Amanda Willis from the Georgia Rural Water Association and Mayor Pro Tem of the city of Carlton. Ms. Willis provides information on infrastructure-related funding for cities, including upgrades, collection system expansions and existing septic system repairs.

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