What's Happening At GMA

16
Aug
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Toni Washington, Fire Chief at Decatur Fire Department @City of Decatur


22
Aug
25
Aug
Macon
Join us for the 2022 Georgia Downtown Conference in Downtown Macon, Georgia!  This year's registration fee includes admission to Opening and Closing Keynote Address, Awards Reception, Conference Educational Sessions/Workshops, Refreshment Breaks, Silent Auction and program materials.  To learn more, www.georgiadowntownassociation.org/conference.  Online Registration Deadline: August 8, 2022. All registrations and payments received after this date will be processed as an on-site, and a $50 proces...

22
Aug
201 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

The meeting agenda is available upon request. A summary of the meeting and a list of attendees will be available upon request following the meeting. Minutes for the meeting will be available for inspection after the meeting at which they are approved.


25
Aug
Local governments are required to file reports to different agencies throughout the year but mostly at the end of the calendar year.  GMA will review most of the reporting requirements on this webinar which include reports to Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Audits, Georgia Government Transparency and Finance Commission, as well as other state and federal agencies.

31
Aug
05
Oct
Griffin
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Human Resources Administration Certificate (HRAC) Program includes five classes specifically designed to provide city elected officials and appointed staff with the tools necessary to successfully recruit, train, and retain talent to provide services to their communities. The program also addresses the expanded need from the previous service of HR Express which offered online webinars, training and access to Personnel Law attorneys. The HRAC Program will b...

14
Sep
Thomson
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

20
Sep
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Patti Garrett, Mayor, and Renae Madison, Communications Manager/Public Information Officer @City of Decatur

Inclusive community engagement is an essential part of City of Decatur’s mission and vision. Through the city’s Better Together initiative, a framework of engaging the public- especially those that are often underrepresented- to collaborate and build across multiple issues, all with an eye toward...


20
Sep
23
Sep
Young Harris
Named in honor of former GMA President and Mayor of the city of Thomson from 1979-2007, the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute is an intensive multi-day seminar that focuses on helping city officials enhance and sharpen their leadership skills.

21
Sep
King & Prince, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons, GA

The Nominating Committee of the GMEBS, GMA WCSIF, GIRMA and DC programs will meet from 1:00pm-1:30pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.


22
Sep
23
Sep
Young Harris
GMA will hold the two-day 2022 Fall Training Event September 22-23, 2022 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. The event will feature four six-hour classes on Thursday and four six-hour classes on Friday.

22
Sep
Atlanta
Local government workforce is facing a “tsunami” of challenges. One of those is succession of critical positions within local government due to baby boomers retiring and now the new norm of the “Great Resignation” during the pandemic. Local government must build human capital capacity to keep local government services going now and in the future. This course will help practitioners develop, implement, and monitor effective succession planning programs for any size government.

22
Sep
This session will provide an overview of how to develop an effective capital improvement program to ensure the long-term sustainability of the infrastructure for local communities.  With a focus on master planning, programming, engineering, budgeting/funding, and implementation of capital improvements, this session will also suggest innovative approaches to build support for public infrastructure investment.

23
Sep
King & Prince, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons, GA

The Board of Trustees of the GMEBS, GMA WCSIF, GIRMA and DC programs will meet from 8:00am-10:00am on Friday, September 23, 2022.


26
Sep
01
Oct
Columbus
The Georgia Fire Service Conference welcomes over 250 fire chiefs, fire service leaders and firefighters representing cities, counties and volunteers throughout the state. This highly awaited, professional focused event features continuing education, exciting competitions and demonstrations, showcasing of products and solutions, and a fun and supportive opportunity to gather and network.

27
Sep
Thomasville
Local government workforce is facing a “tsunami” of challenges. One of those is succession of critical positions within local government due to baby boomers retiring and now the new norm of the “Great Resignation” during the pandemic. Local government must build human capital capacity to keep local government services going now and in the future. This course will help practitioners develop, implement, and monitor effective succession planning programs for any size government.

28
Sep
Atlanta
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

06
Oct
Macon
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

17
Oct
Thomasville
Join us for the 2022 Georgia City Solutions Golf Open to raise funds to support programs and initiatives aimed at helping municipal leaders build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities, and improving the quality-of-life of city residents. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support programs of Georgia City Solutions, a Georgia Municipal Association non-profit, in the following focus areas: Youth Leadership, Economic and Workforce Development, Equity & Inclusion, and Res...

18
Oct
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Bill Tanks, Executive Director, Public Services, E&I @City of Powder Springs

The internal processes necessary for effective community partnerships which impacts community safety.


19
Oct
Monroe
The fall district meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

20
Oct
Atlanta
Cultural diversity training is essential because our country, states, cities, and organizations are comprised of individuals from various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups. As we work to improve relationships within our organizations and communities, we must leverage the strength of diversity, become inclusive leaders and facilitate essential conversations within our various groups. These skills will lead to collaborative efforts that ensure efficient and effective government.

25
Oct
Camilla
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

26
Oct
Jackson
GMA will host the 3rd annual one-day statewide Rural Broadband Summit to share information with local officials about rural broadband planning in Georgia. Participants will learn from experts and peers about a variety of approaches underway in Georgia to address rural communities’ broadband needs. The program will also include information about Smart Cities Planning and Smart City Uses, as well as how to access federal agency resources for technical assistance and infrastructure.

27
Oct
Some cities have had the experience of a downtown crossing being blocked by a train. This is just one of the issues that cities face in having a Railroad provider coming through their communities. With that stated,  many cities fail to have a good relationship with the railroad providers that come through their cities. Eventually,  cities will need to have dialog with their railroad to address issues that impact both parties. This session provides an opportunity for cities to hear about the best...

02
Nov
04
May
Atlanta
The Municipal Government Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is an EMBRACE program designed to equip municipal leaders with tools and resources to combat institutional and systematic racism, injustice, and inequity by grasping the essence of valuing differences, fostering relationships, and creating an environment of belonginess for the betterment of all.

09
Nov
Vidalia
The Fall District Meeting allows city officials to gather and hear from GMA about ongoing activities including an advocacy update while being able to network and share a meal with other city officials in the district.

15
Nov
Online

Sponsored by Georgia Power.

Featuring Chris Pike, President/CEO of Urban Pulse


17
Nov
Local governments can be most effective in their operations and development with effective leaders in place. This course is directed as fostering leaders at all levels within your organization. We will focus on how to recognize potential, recruiting high-potential employees, providing opportunities for leadership, building emotional intelligence, and support through coaching. This training will give you some resources and best practices to develop, recruit, and maintain leaders within your organ...

22
Dec
The inequalities in opportunities across Georgia are due to complex factors, including intergenerational and persistent poverty, healthcare access, educational attainment, and affordable housing, among others, that overlap and influence each other. No single solution can address the equity and inclusion challenges Georgia communities face. Yet, there are local actions that cities can take to address these challenges. GMA's goal is to help city leaders identify and eliminate barriers that block p...