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COVID-19 Local Response Initiative: Insights and Guidance on Crisis Leadership

August 31, 2020

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative aims to help city leaders build the leadership and organizational capabilities needed to make city government as effective, efficient, equitable, responsive, and resilient as possible. This is hard work under normal circumstances, but the COVID-19 crisis presented city leaders with the challenge to act under conditions of high uncertainty and high pressure.

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Breaking Down a Sophisticated Phishing Email: 4 Advanced Warning Signs

CitySmart by VC3

August 31, 2020

LaNise Essick, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

Phishing emails grow more sophisticated as hackers get better. During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are using fear and taking advantage of people working from home to attempt more aggressive and tricky phishing attacks.

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Welcome to the GMA Mask Up Georgia’s Cities Campaign!

August 25, 2020

As cities work hard to protect their residents and communities during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Georgia Municipal Association has remained determined to be a valuable resource for you. In addition to regular COVID-19 email alerts, a coronavirus online resources center, CARES Act Funding support, model ordinances and more, we are now introducing a statewide Face Covering campaign.

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"Missing Middle" is Key to Housing America

Public Square

August 25, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

House-scale buildings with more than one living space can affordably shelter a broad range of families, revitalize communities, and profit builders throughout the 2020s and 2030s.

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GMA Hosts Kick-off Meeting for Equity & Inclusion Commission with Keynote from Ambassador Andrew Young

August 21, 2020

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) hosted the first meeting of its Equity & Inclusion Commission. Ambassador Andrew Young delivered a virtual keynote address to the 26-member commission, which is chaired by LaGrange Mayor and GMA First Vice President Jim Thornton and Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis.

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CARES Act Funding Questions and Answers

August 20, 2020

GMA recently hosted a webinar where cities had the opportunity to ask questions about the CARES Act and use of funds.

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GMA Webinar: Agency Resources for Georgia Cities: Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)

August 19, 2020

GMA hosted a webinar to provide city officials with information about federal and state agency resources in response to COVID-19. It features information to guide decisions to facilitate moving cities forward in the coming year.

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NLC Releases Results from 35th Annual City Fiscal Conditions Survey

August 18, 2020

National League of Cities

In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the U.S. economy went into free fall. The fiscal impact of these swift economic changes were felt immediately across the country. Now in its 35th year, the City Fiscal Conditions survey of 485 cities reveals the breadth and depth of challenges facing city budgets.

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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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Cities Build Infrastructure For Racial Equity

August 12, 2020

“I’ve been struck by the call that it is not enough to be non-racist, but we need to be anti-racist,” said LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton in an op-ed in the LaGrange Daily News in response to the unjust treatment of people of color.

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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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