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Investments in Single-Family Rental Housing

Cities Connect

March 15, 2022

GMA's March 15, 2022, Cities Connect call welcomed Dr. Suzanne Lanyi Charles, an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University, who discussed the vast quantities of global capital being channeled into single-family rental housing (SFR) through real estate investment trusts (REITs). 

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Inclusive Leadership and Local Government

March 15, 2022

As our communities and organizations become more culturally diverse, today’s leaders must transform into a more inclusive leadership style. In this March 15, 2022, EMBRACE webinar, Covington City Manager Scott Andrews discusses his city's effort to champion inclusive leadership to foster a stronger city government and community.

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Meeting the Moment: Cities Increase Investments in Young People to Support Pandemic Recovery and Beyond

March 3, 2022

National League of Cities

New survey results from the National League of Cities (NLC) find that mayors, city councilmembers, and other municipal leaders across the country overwhelmingly believe that afterschool and summer learning programs are important strategies to utilize as the nation continues on a path to pandemic recovery. 

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The Arts and Downtown Development

Cities Connect

March 1, 2022

During GMA's March 1, 2022, Cities Connect call, Tina Lilly, executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts, discussed how the arts can be used to help develop a city’s downtown, from utilizing empty storefronts for pop-up shops to the benefits of public art such as murals. 

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The Impact of the Pandemic on the Mental Health and Education of Youth

Cities Connect

February 22, 2022

During GMA's February 22, 2022, Cities Connect call, Erica Fener Sitkoff, executive director of Voices for Georgia’s Children, and Katie Landes, director of the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, discussed the significant mental health and learning loss challenges facing Georgia's youngest residents and how local leaders can respond to these issues.

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Adding Housing Through Policy

Cities Connect

February 15, 2022

During GMA's February 15, 2022, Cities Connect call, Will Johnston and Kim Morrison with the Microlife Institute discussed the Institute's award-winning tiny-home project, the Cottages on Vaughan, and the process it took to make it a reality.

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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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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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