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More than Pictures: Social Media Transcends Social Distance & Communication Barriers

April 5, 2021

In an era when adults use social media for gathering news, checking in with friends and following their favorite businesses, it only makes sense that local governments also have a presence. To really connect with residents, though, cities need to do more than just post standard memos, especially since the pandemic has made digital personas even more valuable. Three Georgia cities: Griffin, Brookhaven and Tucker, are taking unique and innovative approaches on social media to further engage residents.

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Get the Children Reading

March 22, 2021

Sara Baxter

Promoting literacy helps protect the health, well-being and economy of communities, and it’s a great way to engage young readers.

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Confronting Poverty: Tools for Understanding Economic Hardship and Risk

March 22, 2021

This website contains three different tools to observe and understand the extent of economic inequality in the United States. The first is a poverty risk calculator, which allows users to estimate and compare their future risk of poverty. Second, a discussion guide provides deeper insight into American poverty. The third element is a research component for further exploration.

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DPH Shares COVID-19 Vaccine Information

March 17, 2021

By the Georgia Department of Public Health

The Georgia Department of Public Health has created an article to equip citizens with the latest facts and information about the COVID-19 vaccines. They have requested GMA share this information with our members.

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GMA Federal Focus: FCC Announces New Low-Income Emergency Broadband Benefit

March 17, 2021

By Angelina Panettieri, Legislative Director, NLC

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the rules for a new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), funded for a one-time amount of $3.2 billion, which will be available until expended or until six months after the COVID-19 emergency declaration expires.

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Building Rehabs Revive Main Street

Public Square

March 15, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The character of Georgia Avenue, a historic Atlanta main street, was preserved while injecting new life into a neglected neighborhood.

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2021 Infrastructure Report Card Gives U.S. ‘C-‘ Grade

March 9, 2021

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers unveiled their 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure on Wednesday, March 3. The nation earned a ‘C-’, up from 2017’s cumulative GPA of ‘D+’. 

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To Truly Advance Racial Equity, City Leaders Need to Confront Racist Symbols

March 4, 2021

Urban Institute

When city leaders remove symbols of racism and bigotry from public life and spaces, it sends a message that they will no longer tolerate racist practices.

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Segregated By Design

March 4, 2021

Segregated By Design

‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

Prejudice can be birthed from a lack of understanding the historically accurate details of the past. Without being aware of the unconstitutional residential policies the United States government enacted during the middle of the twentieth century, one might have a negative view today of neighborhoods where African Americans live or even of African Americans themselves.

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Equity Budgeting in Cities: Directing Dollars Where They’re Needed Most

February 23, 2021

Route Fifty

A growing number of cities are turning to their budget offices to help treat historically underserved communities more fairly.

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Grooming Employees for the Future

February 22, 2021

Sara Baxter

Plagued by the challenges of looming retirements, a competitive job market and compensation issues, city governments are finding ways to cultivate their own employees.

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Georgia’s Cities Still in Need of Federal Support

February 15, 2021

As we head into the 117th session of Congress and work with a new administration in the White House, it is helpful to get an understanding of the political lay of the land.

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Virtual Public Hearings: Cities Strive to Protect their Constituents

February 15, 2021

By Emily Hirst, GMA Assistant General Counsel

On March 14, 2020, Gov. Kemp signed a public health state of emergency to address COVID-19 in Georgia. Since then, the virus has killed more than 10,000 Georgians, and millions have had to make abrupt changes to their lives.

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GeorgiaForward Plans for Success

February 15, 2021

As GeorgiaForward starts its second year in the GMA family, organization leaders look forward to planning the next Young Gamechangers (YG) program.

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Advocacy: GMA Prepares to Face Revenue and Finance During Legislative Session

February 15, 2021

Revenue and finance issues are likely to play a prominent role once again as legislators prepare to meet for the Georgia General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session.

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