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Public Works COVID-19 Strategies: Impacts, Innovations and Lessons Learned

April 29, 2020

Public works officials from Dalton, Gainesville, St. Marys, and Athens-Clarke County provide an overview of how their cities planned for and continue to provide mission critical public works services to address their community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Water Monitoring Project Makes Savannah a World Leader

April 28, 2020

A few years ago there existed only one gauge in Georgia that monitored tide levels and that was at Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River. Now Georgia is home to more than 40 sensors that keep track of the rise and fall of sea levels in Savannah and Chatham County.

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Athens-Clarke County COVID-19 Response

April 27, 2020

Kelly Girtz, Athes-Clarke County Mayor

In this short video, Athens-Clarke Mayor Kelly Girtz briefly outlines steps the city has undertaken in response to COVID-19.

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5 Data Backup Statistics That Should Concern Municipalities

CitySmart by Sophicity

April 27, 2020

Jessica Zubizarreta, Account Manager, Sophicity

Many data backup implementations are not reliable and end up failing when municipalities need to restore data after an incident or disaster.

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Need to Know: CARES Act 3.5 Update

April 23, 2020

On April 21, the Senate passed an interim package to provide worth $484 billion to small businesses and hospitals. The House is expected to pass the bill on April 23 and the President has promised to sign the legislation.

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The Value of Georgia’s Cities 2020

April 21, 2020

Georgia Municipal Association

What do Georgia’s cities mean to their local leaders and residents? How can we communicate why they matter? The Georgia Municipal Association provides an annual data snapshot to help answer these questions and tells a brief but comprehensive story of the achievements – and challenges – in its 538 member cities.

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Gov. Kemp Announces Reopening of Georgia Businesses & Provides Additional COVID-19 Updates

April 20, 2020

On April 20, Governor Kemp announced the reopening of certian businesses in Georgia. According to the governor, these listed businesses are not opening for business as usual but with minimum basic operations, adhering to social distancing and sanitation guidance.

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Leading Your Team Remotely During a Crisis

Leadership Focus

April 20, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Although I would hope that working from home and leading remotely doesn’t become the new normal, what leaders everywhere are learning from our current situation will help us better understand how to lead in difficult circumstances in the future.

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FEMA Releases New Disaster Financial Management Guide

April 17, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA released a new “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support jurisdictions in establishing and implementing sound disaster financial management practices, which are critical for successful response and recovery. Though the guide is not specifically written for the coronavirus pandemic recovery, the basic concepts are relevant for all disaster recovery situations.

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The State of Coronavirus in America

Public Square

April 3, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The way the virus has hit states and regions of the country differs greatly. The State of Coronavirus in America looks at divergent health impacts, including varying acceleration and hotspots.

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Municipal Water System Staffing Needs Resource Center

April 2, 2020

City officials across Georgia are continuing to provide critical services to residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a state where 75% of cities have a population of less than 5000, that often means cities are operating with a limited number of staff. Water is one of the most basic and essential public services, yet small cities that provide water service often have a limited number of water department employees. In Georgia, there are 286 cities with a population below 5,000 that provide their own water distribution, water supply, and water treatment.

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State and Local Government Workforce: 2020 Survey

April 1, 2020

Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and its partners published their 2020 workforce survey, focusing on emerging issues such as flexible workplace policies, positions that are difficult to fill, and the reasons for separation as discussed in exit interviews.

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GMA Provides Update on CARES Act

March 27, 2020

On March 27, the U.S. House is expected to approve the approve the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, intended to bring financial relief to Americans and businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

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Live Video Streaming Tips and Best Practices for Cities

CitySmart by Sophicity

March 25, 2020

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant

One great benefit of the online video explosion is the ability to easily stream videos live. As a city, you’ve probably already tried live streaming or want to explore this content option more. If so, we’ve got a few tips and best practices to keep in mind as you get those video cameras recording.

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Teleworking: Maximize Productivity for Business Continuity

March 19, 2020

This half-hour recorded webinar provides information on how local governments can maximize work continuity with employees working remotely.

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