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Coronavirus Resources for Municipal Leaders

March 12, 2020

Georgia's cities are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. With more cases occurring across the state on a daily basis, it’s important for local leaders to know where to find timely, accurate information. 

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Nominations Now Open for 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards

March 10, 2020

The Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) is presently soliciting nominations for its 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards.

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Hope for the Future: Connecting with the Next Generation of Leaders

Leadership Focus

March 9, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Whether it be addressing toxic global political polarization or a win at all costs mindset held by some, this generation is not only ready for positive change but also willing to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and initiate it.

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New Principles of Home Rule

March 3, 2020

National League of Cities

Home rule has historically provided a framework for local governance, but is it still meeting today's challenges? The National League of Cities (NLC) partnered with the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) to release Principles of Home Rule for the Twenty-First Century.

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Six Keys to Autonomous Transit that Fits Local Communities

Public Square

February 29, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

As cities and towns plan for rapidly changing transportation technology, flexible urban design and policy solutions are needed.

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Georgia Cities Prepare for the 2020 Legislative Session

February 27, 2020

GMA is following several issues this legislative session and keeping cities’ interests as its top priority.

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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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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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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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