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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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2019 Rural Broadband Summit

November 14, 2019

Did you miss GMA’s 2019 Rural Broadband Summit? If so, you can catch up by watching all the informative presentations and panels here.  

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The Role of Local Officials in the 2020 Census: “Count Everyone Once, Only Once and in the Right Place”

November 13, 2019

The 2020 Census is important for Georgia’s cities, and local officials play a vital role in ensuring a complete and accurate count in their communities. 

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State and Local Employee Views on Their Jobs, Pay and Benefits

November 13, 2019

National Institute on Retirement Security

One of the key challenges before state and local government employers is the ability to compete when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees to perform crucial job functions that serve  the  public. A tool that both public and private sector employers utilize to attract and retain workers is their benefits package.

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Attention City Clerks: Election Updates Needed

November 11, 2019

With the 2019 General Election behind us and January just around the corner, we are requesting that you take a few minutes to help GMA update our records as needed to accurately reflect the municipal elected officials who will be serving your city as of January 2020.
 

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Georgia Trail Summit 2020 Call for Proposals

November 11, 2019

The Georgia Trail Summit Curriculum Committee is accepting proposals for Mobile Workshops to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 and Classroom Sessions to be held on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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The Art of Leadership: Learning from the Voices of Children

Leadership Focus

November 11, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

As local elected officials and leaders throughout our state, I would encourage each of us to take the time to talk to and to really listen to children in our communities. They’re smart, they’re aware and they have real concerns for, and insights into, the places they and their families call home.

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Overcoming Barriers to Participation in the 2020 Census

November 11, 2019

Local officials know how important the 2020 Census is and that they play a vital role in ensuring a complete count in their communities. They may also know that no single area or group of people is guaranteed to participate.

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2020 Census PSA Toolkit

November 8, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are an effective way to educate the public about the importance of the 2020 Census and why participation matters. This toolkit enables partners and stakeholders to access produced PSAs or create their own by using pre-approved messages and talking points.

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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part I: Cities Experience the New Age of Public Safety

November 7, 2019

The Lawrenceville Police Department was hit by a ransomware attack that took the department completely offline for nearly a month, leaving them without access to email and necessary files.

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Cybersecurity and the IoT Part II: Cities Work Smarter Using the Internet of Things

November 7, 2019

“Many people think of the Interent of Things as using physical sensors to acquire different kinds of data,” she explained. “But it’s really about how to make use of these data sources available to us and make smart cities happen.” - Yao Xie, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Consolidation Success: Bainbridge Wins with 30 Years of Public Safety

November 6, 2019

“Being involved in the community and actually reaching out to kids in the community and showing them that we care and we’re there for them is a big part of the job and helps them see our guys as one team.” - Bainbridge Fire Engineer Michael Jenkins.

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City Fiscal Conditions 2019 Report

November 4, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

This year's NLC City Fiscal Conditions research looked at the fiscal conditions and factors across 500+ U.S. cities. The key takeaway is that the economy and local fiscal conditions are not one-size-fits-all. While some places are doing incredibly well, others are edging towards the next downturn.

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Protecting Our Data: What Cities Should Know About Cybersecurity

October 29, 2019

National League of Cities (NLC)

Data is increasingly at the core of fundamental city services: The pressure on cities to become "smarter" is mounting, but technology-driven governance is not without risk. NLC's newest report explores the ways in which cities are vulnerable to cyberattacks and how local governments can improve cybersecurity practices.

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Malls to Mixed-Use Centers and Other Opportunities

Public Square

October 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.

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