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Georgia Provides Local Complete Count Committee Toolkit

December 12, 2019

U.S. Census in Georgia

The Outreach Subcommittee of the State Complete Count Committee developed this Local Complete Count Committee Toolkit to encourage participation in the 2020 Census and to ensure a complete count of everyone living in Georgia.

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A galvanizing moment: Census 2020 provides new opportunity to invest in skills

A galvanizing moment: Census 2020 provides new opportunity to invest in skills

December 11, 2019

National Skills Coalition

The 2020 Census provides skills advocates with a galvanizing moment to help policymakers grasp the importance of investing in digital literacy and other foundational skills.

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The Art of Leadership and Always Taking the Long View

Leadership Focus

December 9, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

As local elected officials serving cities throughout the great state of Georgia, we have perhaps one of the best leadership platforms available to set an example for the next generation of leaders as to what true public service looks like.

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The Role of Arts-based Economic Development Strategies in Rural Georgia Communities

December 6, 2019

GMA & Georgia Council for the Arts

A new publication from GMA and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) focuses on how rural cities have used the arts as an economic development tool.

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GMA’s Larry Hanson Named Advisory Council Member by FHL Bank of Atlanta

December 3, 2019

“We are extremely excited about Larry’s appointment to this Council,” said GMA President Phil Best. “Affordable workforce housing is an important issue in most of our 538 member cities, and it is directly tied to the ability of cities and local communities to be successful." - Phil Best, GMA President 

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Restoring City Rights in the Era of Preemption: A Municipal Action Guide

December 3, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

This guide builds on work at the National League of Cities that sought to expose the extent of preemption laws impacting cities across the country. With the right tools, local leaders can counter such state interference.

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Installing Free Wi-Fi To Help Count Rural Communities Of Color In 2020 Census

Installing Free Wi-Fi To Help Count Rural Communities Of Color In 2020 Census

December 3, 2019

National Public Radio

Before the 2020 census is underway, rural communities caught in the digital divide are bracing for a potential undercount that could make it harder for them to advocate for resources over the next decade. An Atlanta-based nonprofit organization has been dispatching Wi-Fi routers and portable hot spots to rural churches and community centers.

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The State of Georgia's Civic Health

December 3, 2019

Civic health in the Peach state has declined in most of the 21 civic engagement measures that examine the way Georgians interact with each other, their communities, and in political life since the first Civic Health Index was published in 2013.

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GMA Remembers Former Association President Jay Powell, Georgia House Rules Chairman

November 26, 2019

“This is a tremendous loss of an outstanding public official and a dedicated public servant,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “As a former Mayor of Camilla, past president of GMA, as a House member, Chairman of Ways and Means and most recently Chairman of Rules, Jay has been a friend to GMA and a friend to cities.”

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Mayor Vince Williams Elected National League of Cities’ 2nd Vice President

November 25, 2019

Vince Williams, current mayor of Union City and first Vice President at GMA, was elected to the position of Second Vice President of the National League of Cities (NLC) during the League’s City Summit on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

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Why Choose a Grid?

Public Square

November 22, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The decision of a city in Texas to plan for new growth using a grid of streets has inspired readers and makes a lot of sense.

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Hiring Veterans for Local Government Positions

November 21, 2019

ICMA

Military veterans are well-trained, disciplined, and experienced and they have a demonstrated heart for public service. Tapping into this workforce to fill the civilian ranks of public service in local government makes perfect sense.

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Census 2020

Census 2020

November 19, 2019

WABE News

In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will count every person living in the United States. The Census determines billions of dollars in federal funding and political representation in Congress for the next ten years. WABE News will report on what’s at stake for Georgia’s hard-to-count communities.

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DOT Wants City Officials’ Input on State Rail Plan Update

November 19, 2019

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has begun its update of the State Rail Plan and encourages city officials to fill out the department’s online survey.
 

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Applying Hoarding Tips to Document Management: 5 Ways to Help Cities Declutter

CitySmart by Sophicity

November 15, 2019

Brian Ocfemia, Engineering Manager, Sophicity

When someone physically hoards items, their bad habits create a “mountain of stuff” that becomes very visible over time. The same thing happens with electronic information—but the problem is less noticeable because the hoarding does not turn into a physical “mountain of stuff.”

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