Cities United Summit

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GMA’s Mayors’ Day conference has been renamed to the “Cities United Summit,” which better represents the event’s target audience and evolution. The 2021 Cities United Summit was held as a virtual event on Monday, January 25, and mayors, councilmembers, city staff and special guests had access to advocacy tools, attended policy committee meetings, received unrivaled training and were exposed to networking opportunities. 

Highlights from the 2021 Cities United Summit 

COVID-19 Update: Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks with Georgia’s Cities

In an interview with GMA’s Larry Hanson (Executive Director), Rusi Patel (General Counsel) and Kelli Bennett (Director of Communications), Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President, shares an inside look into the COVID-19 vaccines, gives his professional opinion on when we can expect a return to normal and explains what local leaders can do to engage with and protect their communities.

GMA & Georgia Trend Announce Winners of the 2021 Visionary City Award

Nine cities across the state of Georgia were honored with the Visionary City Award, presented by Georgia Trend and GMA at this year’s virtual Cities United Summit. Click to learn more about and watch the awards ceremony, presented by Ben Young, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Georgia Trend magazine and Jenna Williams from the Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council.  

Supreme Court and Local Government Update

Lisa Soronen, Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center, provides an update on the Supreme Court and Local Governments, including relevant cases, issues and decisions on the horizon and what to expect during this term and beyond. Click the link to view the materials used in her presentation.

If you have questions about the 2021 Cities United Summit, please contact Erica Grier.