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Millennial State and Local Government Employee Views on Jobs, Compensation and Retirement

February 19, 2020

National Institute on Retirement Security

A new issue brief finds that Millennials working in state and local government are satisfied with their jobs and intend to stay with their employers so long as their benefits are not cut.

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2020 Census Digital Preparedness Playbook

2020 Census Digital Preparedness Playbook

February 19, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

The nation’s first “digital” census presents myriad opportunities - and potential challenges - for a complete and accurate count. The National League of Cities, with partners at the Beeck Center, has created "The 2020 Census: Digital Preparedness Playbook" to help local leaders prepare.

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Top 10 Education Issues for Georgia in 2020

February 18, 2020

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education recently released the 2020 edition of the annual Top 10 Issues to Watch report, which identifies and analyzes the key education issues Georgia will be or should be addressing in the coming year. 

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The Art of Leadership and Leading for the Long Haul

Leadership Focus

February 12, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Taking the long-view in the decision making process can be difficult in the short term, but will always pay dividends in the long run.

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Pardon Our Progress: GMA Provides Alternative Parking Due to Construction

February 5, 2020

There are many exciting things happening at GMA in 2020, including the construction of our new headquarters project.

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“Ransomware Just Encrypts My Data—No One Steals It” and Other Ransomware Myths

CitySmart by Sophicity

February 3, 2020

Adrian McWethy, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

How would your municipality react to the threat of ransomware differently if you knew that everything encrypted—all confidential, sensitive, and personally identifiable information—would end up accessible to anyone on the internet?

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Home Builders Report Shows Housing is Changing

Public Square

January 20, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The American housing industry is changing course—and this will transform neighborhoods and communities over time by providing more and different choices in housing.

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ACCG-GMA 2020 Census Webinar

January 13, 2020

On January 9, ACCG and GMA recorded a webinar to prepare local officials for the upcoming 2020 Census. In addition to staff from ACCG and GMA, presenters included U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Tim Carter and Brecca Johnson, Co-Chair of the Clayton County Complete Count Committee.

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The Art of Leadership: Conversations Lead to Hope

Leadership Focus

January 13, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

In a series of conversations during Uber rides last fall, I was able to learn a tremendous amount about the world and other parts of our country that I never knew before.

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Three Secrets of a Great Helpdesk

CitySmart by Sophicity

January 6, 2020

Mike Smith, Senior Consultant and Team Lead, Sophicity

When people need to call IT support, they need help and they need it now. Traditionally, a warm fuzzy feeling usually does not follow because people encounter schedulers or entry-level technicians reading a script.

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Changes in Retail Encourage Walkable Urban Designs

Public Square

December 23, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

For many years, retailers resisted the architecture of street-facing storefronts, but necessity is the mother of flexibility.

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Fighting 2020 Census Rumors

Fighting 2020 Census Rumors

December 18, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

Have you seen or heard something about the 2020 Census that is confusing? The U.S. Census Bureau wants to make sure that everyone has the right information.

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When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Assistant City Administrator

When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Assistant City Administrator

December 17, 2019

Engaging Local Government Leaders Network

I don’t know anyone who knew they wanted to be in local government when they were young. Everyone just kind of ends up here by accident. But what if that wasn’t the case?

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Your “Clever” Password Is Not Unique—How to Improve Your Password Security

CitySmart by Sophicity

December 17, 2019

Corbin Son, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

In the past, we've often blogged about bad passwords (like "123456"). Encouragingly, city employees have realized that using such bad passwords is, yes, a bad idea. However, a false sense of security can creep in and make them think any other password is okay.

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2020 Census Mail Contact Strategies Viewer

December 13, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 Census Mail Contact Strategies viewer was developed so that communities can plan for the mailings that their area will receive when self-response for the 2020 Census begins.

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