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Cities are Responding to the Changing Climate

April 30, 2020

By Daniel Rochberg, Emory University Professor and Co-Founder of the Georgia Climate Project

"Implementing innovative and sustainable practices can deliver long-term value by both building resilience to climate-related risks and positioning cities to lead in the economy of the future." - Emory University’s Daniel Rochberg, Co-Founder of the Georgia Climate Project

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Standing with Our Youth to Build a Bright Tomorrow

April 30, 2020

By Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

It is important for us to realize that the issues our young people face aren’t for them to face alone, as these are the issues we must also face and more importantly, address. - By Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

 

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Cities to Airbnb, ‘Pay Up!’

April 30, 2020

By Gwin Hall, Senior Associate General Counsel, GMA

Given the limits state law puts on local revenue sources, finding new money can be difficult. Sometimes, the best way to find “new” money is to make sure your city is collecting all it can from existing revenue sources. - Gwin Hall, Senior Associate General Counsel, GMA
 

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Harnessing Arts and Culture for Responsible Placemaking in Historic Neighborhoods

April 30, 2020

By Dorian McDuffie, Public Art Project Manager, Atlanta City Studio

"Our eagerness to “help” must not be overshadowed by the community’s desire to maintain existing social and cultural codes that existed before our arrival." - Dorian McDuffie, Public Art Project Manager, Atlanta City Studio

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Leadership in a Time of Crisis

April 30, 2020

By GMA President Phil Best and GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson

Georgia’s local officials have been thrust into a situation not of our making, but what is required of us is clear…open and transparent leadership grounded in the common good.

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Sausage Making and Lobbying: Why City Officials Need to Be Involved

February 27, 2020

"After 30 years of walking the marble halls and lobbies of Georgia’s Capitol, it’s a wonder I don’t hear the House and Senate voting bells ringing in my ears while I sleep." - Tom Gehl, GMA Director of Governmental Relations

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A New Year and a New Decade Abounds with Optimism

February 27, 2020

"I believe public officials office and a desire to serve because they have an optimistic outlook on the future—they see an opportunity to make a difference, to make things better and improve the quality of life for those they serve." - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Positioning Ourselves for the Future

February 27, 2020

"I’ve been involved with GMA for 30 years now, and as much as any time in the past, exciting things are taking place." - Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

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Choose to Invest in Your City’s Future

February 19, 2020

By East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham

A recent survey by GMA indicates that Georgia’s cities are facing $11.2B of capital needs between now and 2022. As an elected official, it is top-of-mind that property tax increases can’t be the go-to for covering the investment needs across the state.
 

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Gov. Kemp's 2020 State of the State Address

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January 17, 2020

Gov. Brian Kemp

Text of Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address delivered on January 16, 2020.

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Economic Development: A Part of the GMA Mission

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December 6, 2019

Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

"While Georgia’s 538 cities comprise only 9.2 percent of the state’s land area, they provide 68 percent of the state’s jobs. In fact, 91.6 percent of the gross domestic product in the state of Georgia is derived from cities." - Larry Hanson, Executive Director, GMA

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Take Time to Reflect on the Value of Georgia’s Cities

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December 6, 2019

Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

As the 1980s icon and philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” - Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President

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Thank You for Your Dedicated Service

November 7, 2019

"What I consistently see in my role at GMA—no matter the city’s size or location—is elected officials who genuinely want to make their city a better place." - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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Leaders, What’s Your Evidence of Trustworthiness?

November 7, 2019

"The question before us is what can we do to be trustworthy? It’s up to us to provide the evidence of our trustworthiness. And we can do that by being competent at what we do, being reliable by doing what we say we’ll do and being honest." - Dublin Mayor Phil Best, GMA President
 

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The Next Urban Comeback

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October 28, 2019

Otis White, President, Civic Strategies, Inc.

With downtowns reviving, the next challenge for cities will be to turn around declining neighborhoods. The playbook hasn’t been written yet, but we know who will be its authors: the residents.

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