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"Maker" Districts Could Spur Revitalization

Public Square

September 21, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Cities are encouraging small manufacturing to promote inclusive economic development and livable wages in downtowns and main streets.

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Chadwick Boseman: A Man for Our Times

Leadership Focus

September 14, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

In a world divided by fear, anger and hyper-partisan politics, we need heroes who can bring us together across all demographic lines while inspiring in us a sense of hope. Heroes who live their lives reflecting for all of us grace, humility, determination and the dignity of the human spirit.

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5 Resources for Leaders to Commit to Racial Equity

5 Resources for Leaders to Commit to Racial Equity

September 4, 2020

GovLoop

Talking about race and taking deliberate actions around race can be awkward and confusing. But you’re not alone, and you don’t need to figure it out alone. Here are five resources from GovLoop to help.

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Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 3, 2020

Society for Human Resource Management

The diversity, equity and inclusion function deals with the qualities, experiences and work styles that make individuals unique as well as how organizations can leverage those qualities in support of business objectives. Studies show that teams or organizations made up of individuals with a diverse mix of qualities, experiences and work styles tend to have available a richer set of ideas, perspectives and approaches to a business issue.

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Do Your Employees Know Why You Believe in Racial Equity?

Do Your Employees Know Why You Believe in Racial Equity?

September 3, 2020

Society for Human Resource Management

We all have a part to play in undoing institutional bias. When leaders communicate the why, align new anti-bias initiatives with the organization's strategic priorities, and do the tough work of identifying and fixing barriers within their organization, they're more likely to get buy-in from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

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Georgia Public Health Emergency Declaration: Guidance for Local Governments on Financial Reporting Requirements

September 2, 2020

As a result of Governor Kemp’s Public Health Emergency Declaration, certain local governments and authorities have extensions on reporting requirements.

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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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