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5 Areas Where Information Technology Can Improve Compliance

CitySmart by VC3

November 15, 2021

Joe Howland, Chief Information Security Officer, Sophicity

Compliance. One of those necessary operational activities that you know is working when nothing bad happens. When compliance doesn’t work, however, you open the door to significant risk.

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New Cyber Coverage Requirements & Available ARPA Funds Prompt Investment in Cybersecurity

November 9, 2021

Alison Cline Earles, Senior Associate General Counsel CIPP/US, Georgia Municipal Association

This article is not legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. It reflects the author’s understanding of published treasury guidance as of October 28, 2021.

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Street Trees: A Wonder of Climate Adaptation

Public Square

November 8, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Street trees have many benefits, but their climate impact is becoming more important all the time.

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Celebrating Georgia Cities Week 2021

November 4, 2021

In Oct. 2021, municipalities across the state participated in Georgia Cities Week through a variety of events, initiatives and proclamations. Watch this video to see how communities celebrated.

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Downtown Developments: Georgia Downtown Association 2021 Award Presentations

November 1, 2021

The MWCA provides an opportunity for all citizens of Monroe to experience the arts including their beautiful garden with painted sidewalks, sculptures and fountain.

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August Recess: Georgia’s Cities Engage with U.S. Senators

November 1, 2021

During the August recess, city officials across the state had the opportunity to build relationships with Georgia’s U.S. Senators and share information about the local perspective on infrastructure needs and other topics.

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Infrastructure Bill Could Bring Billions in Improvements to Georgia’s Cities

November 1, 2021

The Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), if signed into law, would make unprecedented federal investments in broadband infrastructure and technology.

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Cities to Know: Mandatory Mask and Vaccine Policies

November 1, 2021

Georgia’s Cities spoke to GMA general counsel Rusi Patel on what cities can legally do in regard to COVID-19 mandates and policies.

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Cities, Time to Plan for Housing Issues

November 1, 2021

By Rusi Patel, GMA General Counsel

The past few years have been incredibly challenging for people across the country, including local government officials. The economic and public health challenges have caused the number of people who are in dire financial straits to blossom.

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Georgia’s Cities Invest in the Future

November 1, 2021

By Nikki Perry

Listening may be the most important thing city leaders can do when planning for the future.

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Training Class Helps City Leaders Understand How to Attract Young Professionals

November 1, 2021

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today”—this famous quote is one to consider for city leaders looking to attract young workers, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

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Cartersville, Garden City Provide Diversity Training to Hundreds of Employees

November 1, 2021

As cities reopened and employees started returning to the office, two city managers almost 300 miles apart had the same vision of providing essential diversity, equity and inclusion training for their cities.

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GMA’s Direct Lease Program Serves Cities

November 1, 2021

Since 1991, GMA has worked with cities in Georgia to facilitate the purchase of real estate projects for a variety of project types including city halls, police/fire stations and public parks, theaters and greenspaces among others.

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Legislative Activity Underway Leading Up to Redistricting Session

November 1, 2021

Georgia state legislators are anticipating Gov. Brian Kemp’s call for a special session on reapportionment in late fall, which could include local legislation.

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Two Cities Selected for 2021 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

November 1, 2021

The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation recently announced that the cities of Woodbury and Concord, along with Pike and Spalding Counties, were selected to participate in its 2021 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, which allows localities across the state to apply for research assistance that empowers them to envision, explore and plan for a “smart” future.

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