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Georgia’s First Lady Asks For Cities’ Help To End Human Trafficking

October 8, 2019

"The criminal enterprise behind this national operation is strong, well-funded and organized. Awareness and education are key in combating this evil." – Marty Kemp, First Lady of Georgia

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Cities Throughout the State Likely to Benefit from $180 Million Literacy Development Grant

October 4, 2019

To help ensure Georgia’s children are successful in the future, Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced that the Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) initiative is awarding nearly $180 million to the Georgia Department of Education over the next five years.

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Local Building Design Standards Targeted

September 27, 2019

If this legislation (House Bill 302 and Senate Bill 172) were to become law, local governments could no longer enact design standards on exterior building color, type or style of exterior cladding material, the number and types of rooms, the interior layout of rooms and more.

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GMA Advocates for Cities at LMIG Allocation Study Committee

September 20, 2019

After hearing from city and county governments about how the LMIG program has worked at a local level, it's hoped the committee will make Informed recommendations to how the funds are allocated to ensure each city and county receives the maximum possible benefit.

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Magazine Touts GMA's Advocacy Efforts

September 12, 2019

James magazine, a publication offering “an inside view into Georgia’s politics, business and news,” recently wrote an article that largely focuses on GMA’s advocacy efforts.

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City of South Fulton, Comcast Join Together in Support of Community

September 12, 2019

The City of South Fulton and Comcast came together to celebrate and expand on their existing partnership to better the local community during a recent City Council Meeting.  

 

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GMA, GCF and GDA Partner for New Podcast

September 6, 2019

The Development Sessions is a new 2019 offering courtesy of Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF), and the Georgia Downtown Association (GDA).

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Be 'Prepared, not Scared' during National Preparedness Month

August 26, 2019

Throughout September, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is encouraging all Georgians to take steps to ensure they’re prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

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Registration Fee Reduced for Smart Cities Expo Atlanta: Redefining Smart

August 22, 2019

The registration fee has been reduced for Georgia city officials to attend Smart City Expo Atlanta: Redefining Smart September 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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New Resources for Upcoming Grants Now Available

August 22, 2019

The application period for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) opens on September 1, 2019. In anticipation of the open application period, the DNR Grants Unit is providing potential applicants with new resources to help prepare for the upcoming cycle. 

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Transformative Leadership is Humble, Servant Leadership

August 14, 2019

Georgia's Cities Magazine

"Leading with humility is grounded in the ideal of the servant leader. True, transformative leadership is based in service to others, not the other way around." – Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

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Cities United: Lead to Succeed

August 14, 2019

Georgia's Cities Magazine

"It’s not just through our similarities of serving cities and sharing our stories that make us better; it’s also our differences and even our difficult conversations that open our hearts and minds to views of others." – Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Cities: Home to Our Cultural Icons

August 14, 2019

Georgia's Cities Magazine

"As Americans, we have a great opportunity to better define ourselves and reclaim our individuality by preserving the buildings, monuments and sites which set us apart from other nations." – Mark C. McDonald, President and CEO, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

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Larry Hanson Discusses the Benefits of Bringing Municipal Leaders Together

August 13, 2019

In this video, GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson discusses the value of bringing city leaders from across the state to the 2019 Annual Convention in Savannah.
 

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Are you ready for #CityHallSelfie Day on Aug. 15?

August 9, 2019

This year #CityHallSelfie Day (Sponsored by ELGL) is Thursday, August 15th—And we really want Georgia to WIN again!

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