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GMA Advocacy: Meet the New Chairs

July 16, 2019

"My #1 priority as ENR Chair will be to serve the membership to the best of my abilities." - Steve Edwards, Environmental National Resources policy chairman. 

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

July 16, 2019

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

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2020 Vision – GMA’s Legislative Policies Adopted

July 2, 2019

After six successful committee meetings and robust policy discussions, GMA’s membership unanimously adopted the 2020 Legislative Policies at the GMA Annual Convention in Savannah.

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Dublin Mayor Phil Best Elected President of GMA

June 24, 2019

Dublin Mayor Phil Best was elected president of GMA during the association’s annual convention in Savannah on Monday, June 24.

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Cities Recognized for Adopting Ethics Ordinances

June 24, 2019

The City of Ethics program began in 1999 and was developed by a panel of business and government leaders to encourage cities to adopt and adhere to a set of key ethical principles and approve a local ethics ordinance. 

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City Officials Gather in Savannah for Annual Convention

June 22, 2019

City officials from across Georgia arrived in Savannah for the 86th Annual Convention, Friday June 21. More than 2,000 attendees are registered for the weekend conference, attending training, policy committee meetings and concurrent sessions on issues affecting Georgia’s cities.

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Four Cities Selected to Receive Smart Communities Challenge Grants

June 19, 2019

After a successful launch in 2018, Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge named four new grant recipients at a special event at the government center in Macon June 18.
 

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Georgia City Solutions Task Force Delivers Report to GMA Board of Directors

June 11, 2019

In 2017, the Georgia Municipal Association established Georgia City Solutions, Inc., a non-profit organization to fund initiatives that will help build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities and improve the quality of life of municipal residents.

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Profiles in Leadership: Alex Gregory

June 10, 2019

Alex Gregory is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

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Profiles in Leadership: Malcolm Mitchell

June 10, 2019

Malcolm Mitchell is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

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Profiles in Leadership: Joan Higginbotham

June 10, 2019

Joan Higginbotham is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

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Convention Guest Speakers Share Unique Roads to Success

May 2, 2019

“This year’s convention will offer sessions and presentations that allow attendees to enhance their leadership skills while uncovering ways to make Georgia the best place to live, work and play.” - GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson.
 

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Sugar Hill Creates a Destination Downtown

April 24, 2019

Life just got a little sweeter in the city of Sugar Hill. The community’s E Center, an 180,000 square foot mixed use development owned and operated by the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), features entertainment, dining and commercial space as well as a community gym and the Art Deco-style Eagle Theatre.

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Georgia Cities Week 2019: Rome's 'True Colors'

April 22, 2019

Kick off GA Cities Week 2019 with this video from Rome highlighting the city's "True Colors."

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In Memoriam: Mike Starr 1949–2019

April 10, 2019

Our hearts are heavy and filled with grief due to the passing of Georgia Cities Foundation President Mike Starr on April 6th. Mr. Starr had served as the Foundation's President since its inception in 1999. We will miss his visionary leadership and passion for downtowns.

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