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City Managers Share: Trends in Community Housing

February 15, 2021

COVID-19 Has Impacted Nearly Every Aspect of Life, and housing stability has been no exception.

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Advocacy: A Push for Heavier Trucks is on the Way

February 15, 2021

During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) plans to present a proposal to the General Assembly that would allow them to increase the weight of log trucks, and other industries are looking to hitch a ride.

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DCA Receives CARES Funds for Homeless Advocacy

February 15, 2021

In 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received supplemental funding through the CARES Act—$45,418,452 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds and $562,987 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

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GMA Cares: Staff Serves the Community Through New Initiative

February 15, 2021

In a weekly communication to the GMA staff in September 2020, Executive Director Larry Hanson sought volunteers to identify and plan an effort in which GMA staff could support others during the challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cities Work to Get Back to ‘Normal’

February 15, 2021

Sometimes there’s no avoiding a change in the status quo, no matter how much we’d like to. Massive events like the Great Depression, 9/11 and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world and forced major, lasting changes to the way things are done.

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2021 Legislative Session: Constants Remain As 2021 Legislature Convenes

February 15, 2021

While some weird and unusual things happened in 2020—the pandemic, murder hornets, Jupiter and Saturn in alignment—what remained constant were opportunities and trials for municipalities at the state capitol. In 2021, expect more of the same from the General Assembly.

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Diversity Dashboard

February 15, 2021

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

The ELGL Diversity Dashboard is the first ever national data collection on the gender, race, age, and veteran status of local government employees. In 2018 & 2019, the survey collected this information for chief administrative officers and assistant chief administrative officers. In 2020, we expanded the survey to include all local government employees.

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GMA Offers Classes to Build Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Communities

February 15, 2021

Freddie Broome, GMA’s director of diversity and inclusion, is leading the association’s efforts to equip cities to combat institutional and systematic racism, violence, acts of injustice, inequity and intolerance, and to foster healthy lines of communication that yield sustainable change.

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How Cities Handle Historic Monuments

February 15, 2021

As the largest social justice movement in U.S. history sweeps the country, Georgia’s cities face increasing demands to remove Confederate monuments that glorify an oppressive ideology.

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GMA & Georgia Trend Announce Winners of 2021 Visionary City Award

February 3, 2021

“If ever there was a time for unity and togetherness, it is now, and these nine cities have illustrated this unity through their visionary projects,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson.

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Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods

February 2, 2021

AARP and Congress for the New Urbanism

Why are so few cities, towns and neighborhoods in the United States walkable? Why is it so difficult to find vibrant communities where people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds can live, work, shop and play?  The answer, in many locations, is that zoning codes and land use ordinances have made the creation of such places illegal.

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GMA Works for Georgia Cities

January 27, 2021

GMA Works for Georgia's Cities. These values represent a commitment the GMA staff is making to live by in our daily work. Watch the video to find out more. 

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The 15-Minute Neighborhood Gets its 15 Minutes of Fame

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January 26, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The subject of walkability is getting political attention, thanks to a catchy phrase.

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COVID-19 Update: Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks with Georgia’s Cities

January 25, 2021

In an interview with GMA’s Larry Hanson (Executive Director), Rusi Patel (General Counsel) and Kelli Bennett (Director of Communications), Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President, shares an inside look into the COVID-19 vaccines, gives his professional opinion on when we can expect a return to normal and explains what local leaders can do to engage with and protect their communities.

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