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GMA Agency Spotlight: USDA Rural Development

December 14, 2020

By Joyce White, USDA Rural Development State Director

USDA Rural Development is the sixth largest bank in the nation, investing approximately $1 billion annually into Georgia.

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How Cities are Transforming Fines and Fees to Advance Equity and Financial Security

December 14, 2020

Because of the pandemic, low-wadge workers and people of color are experiencing more financial stress from job loss and the inability to pay criminal justice and other debts stemming from fines and fees. This places them in harm’s way on many fronts such as wealth extraction, exposure to COVID-19 and the fear of encountering the police.

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GMA Thanks Cities for Their 2020 Census Efforts

December 14, 2020

After the tumultuous end of the 2020 Census enumeration phase on Sept. 30 Oct. 31 Oct. 5 Oct. 31 Oct. 15, GMA would like to thank all its members who worked tirelessly to make sure that everyone in Georgia counts.

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Centerville Builds for the Future with GMA Services

December 14, 2020

Since 1991, the GMA Bricks and Mortar Financing Program has provided a cost-effective way for Georgia’s cities to finance real estate projects. The city of Centerville was one of the most recent beneficiaries of this service.

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Cities Share Service Success

December 14, 2020

GMA knows a thing or two about saving and generating money for its valued member cities with years of experience and numerous services. City officials shared with GMA what they enjoy most about their services and how GMA has improved their cities.

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Georgia City Solutions ‘Tees Up’ for Fundraising Success

December 14, 2020

GCS is the new non-profit subsidiary of GMA, which was established for the purpose of providing the association with a vehicle to receive tax- deductible donations that can be used to fund initiatives and innovative programs aimed at building vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities.

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GMA Makes Great Strides on New Headquarters

December 14, 2020

Following years of planning by the GMA Property Committee, which was led by Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, and the support and commitment of recent GMA presidents, officers and the Board of Directors, the dream of a new facility is becoming a reality.

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COVID-19: A State of Adjustment Turns Opportunity to Shine for Georgia’s Cities

December 14, 2020

By Alia Hoyt

As Georgia’s residents settle into this bizarre “new normal,” cities have employed some creative and forward-thinking measures to keep them both safe and served. Here, GMA profiles a few of the many Georgia cities that have gone above and beyond during an exceptionally challenging time.

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Small Cities and Towns: On the Verge of a Renaissance?

Public Square

December 11, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Market and demographic trends could lead to revival of smaller American communities, according to a NAR report.

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The Cloud Helps Cities Fend Off Cyber Threats and Reduce Liability

CitySmart by VC3

December 8, 2020

Matt Wood, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

While a few rare situations may not apply, the cloud is generally a great option to help fend off cyberattacks and reduce liability in case a cyberattack occurs.

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Taking Care of Georgia’s Youngest Citizens

November 30, 2020

Sara Baxter

Access to quality child care not only helps children and their families; it can also be a strong economic development tool for cities.

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Spurring Economic Opportunity to Improve Health and Equity through COVID-19

Spurring Economic Opportunity to Improve Health and Equity through COVID-19

November 24, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

This NLC issue brief highlights strategies that can be adopted by city leaders to advance economic opportunity in light of the devastating impact of COVID-19.

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Study Shows Worse Health Outcomes in Redlined Neighborhoods

November 20, 2020

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

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New White Paper Advocates for Equity in Civic Education

November 20, 2020

iCivics and Generation Citizen

A new white paper outlines the challenges civic education has faced in reaching youth of color and provides suggestions for making civic education more equitable and relevant for today’s increasingly diverse student population.

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New Urban Design in the Post-Pandemic Era

Public Square

November 16, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Cities and towns are facing a new reality, according to one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism. This calls for new designs that violate some of the long-held design doctrines of New Urbanism—but have the same social intention.

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