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Lessons Learned from the 2021 Newnan Tornado

Cities Connect

April 19, 2022

It’s been a little over year since Newnan was struck by an EF-4 tornado, the strongest tornado in the state in over a decade. In the April 19, 2022, Cities Connect call with city officials, Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips discussed the impact of the storm on the city, how the city responded, what worked, what didn’t, lessons learned and what the city is doing to recover.

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How to Best Leverage Your Municipality’s Social Media Accounts

CitySmart by VC3

April 18, 2022

Miranda Hampton, Marketing Coordinator, VC3

Whether you haven’t posted to your municipality’s page in a few years or are looking to improve your social media process that’s already in place, these tactics can help you make the best use of your social media accounts. 

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Youth Civic Engagement: The Future Started Yesterday

Cities Connect

April 12, 2022

During GMA's April 12, 2022, Cities Connect call, Dr. Randell E. Trammell, CEO of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement (GCCE), shared key data points on youth and civic engagement, how cities and officials can get youth engaged now, and a how GCCE engages with Georgia students to increase positive civic outcomes.

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What to Know About Challenging Your 2020 Census Count

April 7, 2022

GMA invited Matthew Frates, Chief of the Count Question Resolution Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, to present a webinar on CQR – the official process for local elected officials to request a review of their 2020 Census population counts.

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Shift to the Suburbs Not Your Grandfather’s Sprawl

Public Square

April 5, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Core cities are losing population to the suburbs, but the 2020s will not repeat the last half of the 20th Century. The suburbs are bound to urbanize.

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Extreme Heat in Georgia: Local Impact Research and Resolutions

Cities Connect

March 30, 2022

Dr. Evan Mallen with the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech spoke to Georgia city officials on Tuesday, March 29, about the significant threats to human health that extreme heat poses and how urban planners and public health practitioners are beginning to turn to data-driven decision support tools to design efficient, effective, and equitable response strategies to reduce the risk of extreme heat in our cities and homes.

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ARPA Funds Available for Immediate Investment in Cybersecurity

March 28, 2022

By Alison Earles, Senior Associate General Counsel CIPP/US

Federal guidance is clear that cities may use American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to pay for cybersecurity measures.

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The Unique Advantage of Multi-Level Collaboration

Cities Connect

March 22, 2022

During the March 22, 2022, Cities Connect call, Elizabeth Turner and Rebecca Rice shared how the Georgia Family Connection Partnership applies multi-sector collaboration at the local and state levels to help improve outcomes for our state’s most vulnerable residents. They also discussed how all 159 Family Connection Collaboratives in Georgia are partnering with cities and other public and private partners to tackle some of our state’s toughest challenges—from mental health to early learning, literacy, maternal and infant health, and civic engagement.

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Are Data Backups and Data Archiving the Same? No—and You Need Both!

CitySmart by VC3

March 22, 2022

Joe Howland, Chief Information Security Officer, Sophicity

For electronic data, you need both backups and archives because they serve two different purposes.

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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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