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RMEBS 2020 Report

June 10, 2021

Watch the 2020 RMEBS report. 

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5 Startling Reasons Why We Won’t Miss Pandemic Videoconferencing

CitySmart by VC3

June 7, 2021

Kevin Howarth, Marketing and Communications Manager, VC3

We know videoconferencing exhausted us in weird ways. But why? Science has some answers, and the answers may surprise you.

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G D O T Enhancements Taking Shape in Georgia’s Cities

June 4, 2021

By Amanda C. Coyne

One agency that can’t work from home is the Georgia Department of Transportation. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, GDOT crews have been hard at work across the state to improve roadways and airports.

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Time to Take a Fresh Look at Workforce Vaccination Promotion Programs?

June 4, 2021

By Alison Earles, CIPP/US, GMA Senior Associate General Counsel

The availability of vaccines to everyone 12 and over, President Biden’s call on employers to help promote vaccination, the availability of reimbursement for paid time off from April 1–Sept. 30, 2021 under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and President Joe Biden’s praise for Kroger’s incentive arrangement may cause cities to consider workplace vaccine promotion programs.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Interim Safe Opening & Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance Policy

June 4, 2021

FEMA has issued interim guidance for the framework, policy details and requirements for determining the eligibility of safe opening and operation work and eligible costs under the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program.

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The Value of Cities Data Dive: Daytime Population Changes

June 4, 2021

COVID-19 reduced our range of motion in many ways. Based on GPS data from mobile devices, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that work-related travel dropped by more than 50% in April 2020 and currently hovers around 70% of normal activity.

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Planning for a Life after COVID: GMA’s Local Government Practicum Seeks New Projects

June 4, 2021

As Georgians get vaccinated and prepare for their emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, cities may find that they have a lot of work ahead of them—either because projects were put on hold or because the pandemic has led to new ideas. In any case, GMA is here to help.

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Connecting Towns to Gowns: GMA and UGA’s College of Public Health Collaborate on Fellowship Program

June 4, 2021

While cities are usually not direct healthcare providers, they can influence their residents’ quality of life in many ways. That is one of the main reasons why GMA’s Equity and Inclusion Commission identified health as an important component of its work. It is also why GMA partnered with the University of Georgia when its College of Public Health launched a new Health Equity Fellows program earlier this year.

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Fire Chiefs Practice Emotional Intelligence at GMA Workshop

June 4, 2021

On a lovely sunny day in Savannah, as cargo ships cruised the Savannah River and visitors walked the cobblestone streets, more than 170 fire chiefs attended a diversity, equity and inclusion training class.

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Cities Invest in Recreational Infrastructure

June 4, 2021

By Becca J.G. Godwin

When families want to spend time together, celebrate a happy occasion or just blow off some steam, they often look to their community’s parks and recreational activities. Georgia’s cities are investing in infrastructure that provides these facilities and services in creative ways—and the payoff is rewarding for both residents and city leaders.

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Newly Elected Officials Institute Goes on in Different Format

June 4, 2021

Things looked a little different in 2021 for the annual training that the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and GMA present to help newly elected municipal officials learn more about municipal government.

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How Trails are Connecting Cities

June 4, 2021

By Nikki Perry

While the Atlanta Beltline and Silver Comet Trail are the most high-profile multi-use trails in Georgia, dedicated pathways for walking, jogging and biking now crisscross the state. Communities are pursuing linear parks to encourage exercise, promote alternative transportation and connect residents to their favorite spots in their cities.

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GMA Named Top Workplace By Atlanta Journal Constitution

June 4, 2021

By Amanda C. Coyne

For the seventh consecutive year, GMA has been named one of metro Atlanta’s top workplaces.

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Valdosta’s Awareness Training Unites Employees

June 4, 2021

Valdosta has long worked to address equity and inclusion within its own workforce, a diverse group of 650 employees from city hall to the fire department.

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Georgia Joins Celebration of 52nd Professional Municipal Clerks Week

June 4, 2021

Municipal clerks from several of Georgia’s cities joined thousands across the U.S., Canada and 15 other countries to celebrate the 52nd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week from May 2-8.

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