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Five Keys to a Successful Master Plan

Public Square

February 14, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Macon has been transformed by the Master Plan for Beall’s Hill, which helped tear down the walls between Mercer University and a disadvantaged neighborhood.

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Looking Inward at Social Justice, Race and Equity

February 10, 2022

Sara Baxter

“Building Community. Kindling Hope. Seeding Change.” That’s the name of the report that was presented to the Brookhaven City Council on Dec. 14 by Brookhaven’s Social Justice, Race and Equity Commission (SJREC).

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Georgia's Municipal Workforce Development Needs

Cities Connect

February 8, 2022

During GMA's February 8, 2022, Cities Connect call, Greg Wilson with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia reported on the key takeaways from the municipal workforce needs assessment CVIOG conducted in 2021.

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Georgia Municipal Workforce Needs Assessment Report

February 7, 2022

As part of GMA and Georgia City Solutions' "Jobs With Purpose: Municipal Workforce Development Initiative," a workforce needs assessment was conducted the last half of 2021 to gain a better understanding of the current municipal employment landscape in Georgia. 

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Georgia's Changing Demographics

Cities Connect

February 3, 2022

During GMA's February 1, 2022, Cities Connect call, Taylor Hafley, Applied Demographer with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, reviewed the latest demographic information from the 2020 Census to show the major population trends unfolding across the Peach State. 

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Cities May Use ARP Funds for Cybersecurity, IT Services, and Websites

CitySmart by VC3

January 31, 2022

Kevin Howarth, Marketing and Communications Manager, VC3

The U.S Treasury Department’s final rule on ARP funds made it easier for cities to use recovery funds for government services, to include modernization of cybersecurity, including hardware, software, and protection of critical infrastructure.

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NLC Update on ARPA Final Rule and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Cities Connect

January 27, 2022

During GMA's January 25, 2022, Cities Connect call with Georgia city officials, Michael Gleeson with the National League of Cities provided an update on the U.S. Treasury Department's ARPA final rule and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Governor Kemp Speaks at GMA’s Legislative Networking Event

January 26, 2022

On the morning of Monday, January 24, 2022, GMA hosted a legislative networking event. Speakers included Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and more.

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Pre-approved Accessory Units Streamline Small-scale Infill

Public Square

January 19, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The idea of a municipality offering pre-approved plans for small-scale infill development offers potential for revitalization of communities of all sizes.

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U.S. Supreme Court Update

Cities Connect

January 10, 2022

During GMA's January 4, 2022, Cities Connect call with Georgia city officials, State and Local Legal Center Executive Director Lisa Soronen discussed a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that will impact Georgia's cities.

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ARPA SLFRF: Treasury Releases Final Rule

January 6, 2022

On January 6, 2022, the Treasury Department issued the final rule implementing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program under the American Rescue Plan.

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Using ARPA Funding to Address Food Insecurity

Cities Connect

January 4, 2022

During GMA's December 14, 2021, Cities Connect call with Georgia city officials, Patrick Hain with the National League of Cities discussed how cities can use ARPA funding to address local food insecurity issues.

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Workplace Culture and Emotional Intelligence

December 30, 2021

This January 30, 2021, webinar, which was part of GMA's Talk It Up Thursday series, features Freddie Broome, GMA's Director of Equity and Inclusion. In it, he examined the techniques of teaching diversity while integrating emotional intelligence practices to help employees understand their emotions and the emotions of others to create an inclusive workplace.

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Using Data to Double Down on Digital Equity and Inclusion Efforts

December 22, 2021

The National League of Cities recently released its “Digital Equity Playbook: How City Leaders Can Bridge the Digital Divide” containing a wealth of resources to point leaders in the right direction as they address broadband connectivity gaps in their communities. Between key definitions, case studies, research and resource listings, the Digital Equity Needs Assessment is a highlight of the playbook.

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COVID-19 Fines & Fees Policy Tracker

December 22, 2021

Fines & Fees Justice Center

The number of people struggling to find work, feed their families, and pay off court debt has increased by 8 million since the pandemic began. U.S. city, state, and local governments should be taking immediate action to lessen the harms of COVID-19 on these communities. Instead, many have chosen to scale up fines and fees policies that trap people in a cycle of poverty and debt, while extracting wealth out of local economies.

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