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Cities Connect: What You Need to Know About First Amendment Audits

Cities Connect

November 9, 2022

In this episode of Cities Connect, we discuss a practice every government employee needs to be aware of: 1st Amendment audits. We’re joined by three First Amendment experts who will explain what these audits are and what city officials need to know to ensure they remain on the right side of the law.

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COVID-19 Variants and Boosters Fact Sheet

November 1, 2022

Brought to you by the Morehouse School of Medicine and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), this single-page PDF provides information about the Fall 2022 booster shots and provides age-based guidelines for the shots. It also contains several pertinent and helpful links.

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Cities Connect: How Cities Can Help Prevent Homelessness

Cities Connect

November 1, 2022

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode, we’ll be discussing unsheltered homelessness in Georgia in two separate presentations.

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Putting the Needs of Children and Families First in Clarkston

November 1, 2022

Sara Baxter

The City of Clarkston has found that collaboration is key in finding ways to engage the community with the goal of improving early childhood learning.

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Improving the Workplace by having Courageous Conversations

October 25, 2022

In this October 18, 2022, EMBRACE webinar, Bill Tank, Director of Public Services, Equity and Inclusion for the City of Powder Springs, discussed the concept of "courageous conversations" and what it takes to have those conversations in the workplace.

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Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Funding for Cities and Diabetes Awareness

Cities Connect

October 20, 2022

This edition of Cities Connect includes two presentations: Experts from the Georgia Technology Authority discuss cybersecurity and related funding for cities, and a health and a wellness consultant details the importance of diabetes awareness.

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Cities Connect: How Twitter Can Help City Leaders

Cities Connect

October 12, 2022

In this episode of Cities Connect, Twitter’s manager of Public Policy, Kia Kolderup-Lane, and Wendy Atobatale, a fellow on Twitter’s Public Policy team, discuss the power of social media. They explain how Twitter can help city leaders share stories, improve their brands and keep residents informed and connected.

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What Cities Should Know About the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

October 6, 2022

National League of Cities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the notice of funding opportunity for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). This program is funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provides a total of $1 billion dollars in cybersecurity related funding over the next four years, with $185 million dollars available for FY22, specifically targeted to state, local and territorial governments across the nation.

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Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Threats - Your Leadership Needed

Cities Connect

October 6, 2022

Georgia Municipal Association

This episode of Cities Connect features a joint presentation on Cybersecurity by Sou Ford, Senior Vice President of Lockton; Charles Kicklighter, Special Agent at Georgia Bureau of Investigation; and Alison Cline Earles, CIPP/US, Senior Associate General Counsel at Georgia Municipal Association. 

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AWWA: Cybersecurity & Guidance

October 3, 2022

American Water Works Association

Cybersecurity is the top threat facing business and critical infrastructure in the United States, according to reports and testimony from the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Eleven Principles for Places Recovering from Disinvestment

Public Square

September 27, 2022

Steve Mouzon, Principal, Mouzon Design

Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood serves as an example of how cities can revitalize those places in their communities that have experienced serious disinvestment. The key? Remain true to the character of the place.

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Cities Connect: Bridging the Digital Divide and GCS’ New Certificate Program

Cities Connect

September 22, 2022

This Cities Connect episode features Lena Geraghty, NLC’s Director of Sustainability and Innovation, detailing how city leaders can help bridge the digital divide in their communities and Alexandra Campos Castillo, Georgia City Solutions Program Manager, provides an overview for GCS' new certificate program.

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Cities Connect: How to Use GMA’s LOST Template

Cities Connect

September 8, 2022

Welcome to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this Cities Connect meeting, we are discussing local option sales tax negotiations. GMA research analyst Claire Chan and member services consultant Terrell Jacobs will discuss how to integrate data from sources like the Department of Revenue, the Census Bureau and DCA into the GMA LOST template, which has already been adopted by cities throughout the state.  

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How Should Municipalities Approach Archiving Social Media Content?

CitySmart by VC3

September 7, 2022

Kevin Howarth, Communications Manager, VC3

City clerks are the record keepers of their municipalities, but what does that mean for social media content? Are you responsible for maintaining an archive of every post created by your municipality?

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Cities Connect: What Your City Needs to Know About the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program

Cities Connect

September 1, 2022

Learn what kind of projects qualify for the DNR’s Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program, which cities can use to help protect land critical to wildlife, clean water and outdoor recreation and more.

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