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GMA Enhances User Engagement with New GACities App

June 12, 2024

Discover the power of connection with the new GACities app! Designed to enhance your engagement with GMA, the new GACities app allows users to view their training transcript, receive news and updates, view events, and access GMA's online communities.

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Georgia Ethics Commission Reporting Requirements

June 4, 2024

The State Ethics Commission requires elected public officials and candidates for public office to submit annual personal financial disclosure reports. Additionally, they must submit campaign contribution reports, though reporting requirements vary based on the amount of contributions and expenses.

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Cities Connect: Work for Water with GRWA and your Regional Commission

Cities Connect

May 16, 2024

In this episode, representatives from the Georgia Rural Water Authority (GRWA) and Regional Commission share how their programs can support your systems succession plan and what next steps to take for sustainability while utilizing state resources.

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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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Attainable Housing Model for Cities Nationwide

Public Square

May 13, 2024

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Finley Street Cottages is a courtyard development on two Atlanta lots that offers an innovative model for missing middle housing. 

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Georgia Cities Week Takes Cities to New Heights

May 8, 2024

Georgia Cities Week has once again soared across the state, propelled by our communities' collective spirit and pride. The theme, “Soaring to New Heights,” perfectly encapsulates the ambitious endeavors and collective aspirations that marked this annual celebration's 25th anniversary.

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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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