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Water Monitoring Project Makes Savannah a World Leader

April 28, 2020

A few years ago there existed only one gauge in Georgia that monitored tide levels and that was at Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River. Now Georgia is home to more than 40 sensors that keep track of the rise and fall of sea levels in Savannah and Chatham County.

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Athens-Clarke County COVID-19 Response

April 27, 2020

Kelly Girtz, Athes-Clarke County Mayor

In this short video, Athens-Clarke Mayor Kelly Girtz briefly outlines steps the city has undertaken in response to COVID-19.

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5 Data Backup Statistics That Should Concern Municipalities

CitySmart by Sophicity

April 27, 2020

Jessica Zubizarreta, Account Manager, Sophicity

Many data backup implementations are not reliable and end up failing when municipalities need to restore data after an incident or disaster.

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Need to Know: CARES Act 3.5 Update

April 23, 2020

On April 21, the Senate passed an interim package to provide worth $484 billion to small businesses and hospitals. The House is expected to pass the bill on April 23 and the President has promised to sign the legislation.

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The Value of Georgia’s Cities 2020

April 21, 2020

Georgia Municipal Association

What do Georgia’s cities mean to their local leaders and residents? How can we communicate why they matter? The Georgia Municipal Association provides an annual data snapshot to help answer these questions and tells a brief but comprehensive story of the achievements – and challenges – in its 538 member cities.

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Gov. Kemp Announces Reopening of Georgia Businesses & Provides Additional COVID-19 Updates

April 20, 2020

On April 20, Governor Kemp announced the reopening of certian businesses in Georgia. According to the governor, these listed businesses are not opening for business as usual but with minimum basic operations, adhering to social distancing and sanitation guidance.

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Leading Your Team Remotely During a Crisis

Leadership Focus

April 20, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Although I would hope that working from home and leading remotely doesn’t become the new normal, what leaders everywhere are learning from our current situation will help us better understand how to lead in difficult circumstances in the future.

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FEMA Releases New Disaster Financial Management Guide

April 17, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA released a new “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support jurisdictions in establishing and implementing sound disaster financial management practices, which are critical for successful response and recovery. Though the guide is not specifically written for the coronavirus pandemic recovery, the basic concepts are relevant for all disaster recovery situations.

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Podcast: Census 2020 in an Age of COVID-19

Podcast: Census 2020 in an Age of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Lorena Molina, Director of Operations for the Census Open Innovation Labs, provides an update on how the 2020 Census is being impacted by COVID-19. She also discusses outreach tools and the value of continuing to share the importance of completing the Census during this time of uncertainty.

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Room for Improvement: 2020 Census Self-Response Rates in Georgia's Cities

April 13, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The average 2020 Census self-response rate for Georgia's cities is currently 35.5%. Georgia is in 35th place nationally with 45.5% compared to a national average of 48.1%. We can do better than that.

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The State of Coronavirus in America

Public Square

April 3, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The way the virus has hit states and regions of the country differs greatly. The State of Coronavirus in America looks at divergent health impacts, including varying acceleration and hotspots.

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Municipal Water System Staffing Needs Resource Center

April 2, 2020

City officials across Georgia are continuing to provide critical services to residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a state where 75% of cities have a population of less than 5000, that often means cities are operating with a limited number of staff. Water is one of the most basic and essential public services, yet small cities that provide water service often have a limited number of water department employees. In Georgia, there are 286 cities with a population below 5,000 that provide their own water distribution, water supply, and water treatment.

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Happy Census Day from the Governor’s Complete Count Committee

April 1, 2020

Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

This year’s Census Day is one for the record books. For the first time ever, Georgia is completing the majority of our self-responses to the Census online.

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National Census Day at National League of Cities

National Census Day at National League of Cities

April 1, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

It’s Census Day! The National League of Cities is excited to support municipal leaders with information and tools to best implement Get–Out–The Count (GOTC) plans.

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2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations, but local officials can continue to provide information and encourage communities to complete their census questionnaires now.

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