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LaGrange Police Chief Shares Insight on Law Enforcement, Community Trust and Social Justice

August 13, 2020

During the GMA Virtual Convention, GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson hosted a virtual conversation with LaGrange Police Chief Louis Dekmar to talk community policing, trust building and more.

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GMA Training Helps Cities Sustain Their Success

August 13, 2020

GMA’s professional development classes not only help cities become more successful; they equip government leaders with tools to help sustain their successes year after year.
 

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Universities Create Innovative Solutions for GMA & Cities

August 13, 2020

While “big data” sounds out of reach for most cities, access to research and development may be as close as the nearest university.

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Cities Thrive Through Partnership

August 13, 2020

By Alia Hoyt

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  - Hellen Keller
 

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Door-to-Door Visits Begin for 2020 Census

Door-to-Door Visits Begin for 2020 Census

August 11, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers have completed training on social distancing and safety protocols, will follow local public health guidelines, and will be required to wear a face mask when conducting follow-up visits. In most cases, they will make up to six attempts at each housing unit address to count possible residents. Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge.

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GMA and GPB Present ‘Cities United: The Road to Equity and Inclusion’ Town Hall

August 11, 2020

The Georgia Municipal Association recently partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting to present a town hall: “Cities United: The Road to Equity and Inclusion.” 

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After a Decade of Progress, Pandemic Could Reset the Clock on Youth Disconnection

August 10, 2020

Measure of America

The youth disconnection rate had steadily fallen for eight years in a row, from a recession-fueled high of 14.7 percent in 2010 to 11.2 percent in 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely erase those gains completely and the disconnected youth rate will spike even higher than it did during the Great Recession.

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UPDATE: U.S. Census Bureau Shortens Self-Response Phase

UPDATE: U.S. Census Bureau Shortens Self-Response Phase

August 4, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has shortened the 2020 Census Self-Response Phase to end by September 30. Other important operational adjustments are summarized on this website.

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Creating Positive Change in a Turbulent World: It’s Up to Us

Leadership Focus

August 3, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Real and sustainable change for the better in our nation will not come through any of us putting our trust blindly in the hands of any political party. It will come from us putting our trust in ourselves and each other.

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Census Bureau to Email Households to Encourage Response to the 2020 Census

Census Bureau to Email Households to Encourage Response to the 2020 Census

July 28, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census. These emails supplement a final campaign reminding people to respond to the 2020 Census as census takers begin follow-up visits.

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Five things John Lewis taught us about getting in “good trouble”

Five things John Lewis taught us about getting in “good trouble”

July 27, 2020

Brookings

Bloody Sunday is often noted as a pinnacle of John Lewis’ life. This defining moment encapsulates five things he taught us about getting in good trouble.

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Suburban Retrofit Opportunities Rising Due to COVID

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July 24, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

A new report makes the case that walkable suburbs are the next big development trend.

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Afterschool Programs: Partners for School and Community Reopening Plans

July 21, 2020

The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network encourages city officials to partner with local afterschool programs as they and local school systems develop plans to engage students, either in person or virtually.

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Video: 2020 State of GMA

July 17, 2020

GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson provides an overview of tools, services and leadership the organization has taken in the past year to help and assist city governments throughout the state and ensure the municipalities of Georgia are and remain Cities United.
 

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2020 Census Action Guide for the Faith Community

2020 Census Action Guide for the Faith Community

July 14, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

Shape the future of your congregation, neighborhood, and community by supporting the 2020 Census. No matter who you are, what you do, or how you worship — we all count!

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