What's Happening At GMA

27
Feb
01
Mar
Columbus
The Board of Directors of the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association (GMCA) are excited to announce that they will be hosting the 2024 International Institute of Municipal Clerks Region III Conference in Columbus, Georgia next February 27-March 1. This Conference attracts clerks from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Anticipated attendance is approximately 150.

28
Feb
01
Mar
Athens
The Newly Elected Officials  Institute, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education in Athens Feb. 28-March 1, provides a general overview of the function of municipal government in Georgia and the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. This multi-day course includes an introduction to key issues such as ethics, municipal finance, planning and zoning, open meetings, open records and parliamentary procedures. All municipal elected officials taking office since July 1, 1990 are re...

05
Mar
08
Mar
Athens
The GCCMA is dedicated to providing members with opportunities to learn from – and network with – the most respected minds in the profession. GCCMA's annual Spring Conference attracts the best and brightest from across Georgia to learn and engage with peers and hear from motivational leaders. Vendor and sponsor registration will open at a later date.

05
Mar
06
Mar
Brunswick
The Georgia Downtown Association's professional development program is designed to elevate the practice of community and economic development in downtown districts thereby providing a higher level of service and improving the quality of life for all of Georgia's communities and citizens. Benefits Provides a system of progressive, structured improvement in professional practice and receive peer recognition for distinct levels of achievement. Provides evidence of the employee's professional growth...

06
Mar
Warner Robins
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.

08
Mar
Fayetteville
Join us for a free  Government Communicators Quarterly Luncheon Meeting on March 8, 2024 in the city of Fayetteville.

12
Mar
Douglas
**Please note: This workshop is not part of the Harold F. Holtz  Municipal Training Institute. No credit hours will be awarded for this workshop.** Join us for a one-day workshop that focuses on property tax calculation, understanding the tax digest, and municipal budgeting. Tailored exclusively for city officials, this regional workshop immerses participants in the intricacies of setting millage rates, navigating the property tax digest, and crafting a resilient city budget. Cost: $50 per wor...

14
Mar
Join us for this month's "Talk It Up Thursday" webinar, focusing on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) reporting requirements, which are due by April 30, 2024, as well as the latest on the rules relating to the obligation of ARPA funds by December 31, 2024. This is a critical topic as this is the last year to have your funds obligated. We will discuss the nuances of what that means.  We will also focus on city audits and state reporting requirements. Cities must have timely audits and complete ...

18
Mar
Dallas
**Please note: This workshop is not part of the Harold F. Holtz  Municipal Training Institute. No credit hours will be awarded for this workshop.** Join us for a one-day workshop that focuses on property tax calculation, understanding the tax digest, and municipal budgeting. Tailored exclusively for city officials, this regional workshop immerses participants in the intricacies of setting millage rates, navigating the property tax digest, and crafting a resilient city budget. Cost: $50 per wor...

19
Mar
Washington
**Please note: This workshop is not part of the Harold F. Holtz  Municipal Training Institute. No credit hours will be awarded for this workshop.** Join us for a one-day workshop that focuses on property tax calculation, understanding the tax digest, and municipal budgeting. Tailored exclusively for city officials, this regional workshop immerses participants in the intricacies of setting millage rates, navigating the property tax digest, and crafting a resilient city budget. Cost: $50 per wor...

19
Mar
Mount Vernon
Calling all Clerks!  We hope that you will be able to join us for our 1st Quarter City Clerk Lunch & Learn for District 9 in Mount Vernon. This will be a great networking opportunity and time to have open discussions with your fellow clerks on the issues & challenges you may be facing in your roles. Lunch will be provided by the city & there is NO COST to attend, but registration is required, so sign up today to secure your spot!

20
Mar
22
Mar
Tifton
The Newly Elected Officials Institute, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center March 20-22, provides a general overview of the function of municipal government in Georgia and the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. This multi-day course includes an introduction to key issues such as ethics, municipal finance, planning and zoning, open meetings, open records and parliamentary procedures. All municipal elected officials taking office since July 1, 1990 are required by state...

26
Mar
Byron
Calling all Clerks!  We hope that you will be able to join us for our 1st Quarter City Clerk Lunch & Learn in District 6 in the City of Byron. This will be a great networking opportunity and time to have open discussions with your fellow clerks on the issues & challenges you may be facing in your roles. Lunch will be provided by the city & there is NO COST to attend, but registration is required, so sign up today to secure your spot!

27
Mar
30
Apr
Columbus
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Human Resources Administration Certificate (HRAC) Program includes six classes designed to provide city elected officials and appointed staff with the tools to successfully recruit, train, and retain talent to provide services to their communities in an inclusive and equitable approach. 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 HR...

27
Mar
Commerce
Calling all Clerks! We hope you can join us for our 1st Quarterly City Clerk Lunch & Learn of 2024. The topic at this meeting will be Reporting Requirements for Employees & Contractors. This meeting will be a great way to learn while networking with peers. The City of Commerce will graciously provide lunch, and there is NO COST to attend. Registration is required, so sign up today to secure your spot!

08
Apr
Buena Vista
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 8 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

09
Apr
Warner Robins
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us for District 6 meeting April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Robins. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  W...

10
Apr
Atlanta
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 10 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

10
Apr
Richmond Hill
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 10 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

10
Apr
Social Circle
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 10 at 5:30 p.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

11
Apr
12
Apr
Young Harris
GMA will hold the two-day 2024 Spring Training Event April 11-12 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. The event features four 6-hour classes on Thursday, April 11 and four 6-hour classes on Friday, April 12.

15
Apr
Albany
Join us April 15 at 11:00 a.m. for the District 10 Spring Meeting.  Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Meetings are scheduled around the state in each district, so if you are unable to attend this one, feel free to join one of the 12 meetings at a place and tim...

15
Apr
Woodbury
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 15 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

16
Apr
Fitzgerald
Join us April 16 at 5:30 p.m. for the District 11 Spring Meeting.  Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Meetings are scheduled around the state in each district, so if you are unable to attend this one, feel free to join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time...

16
Apr
Baxley
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 16 at 5:30 p.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

17
Apr
Ringgold
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 17 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

17
Apr
Lavonia
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 17 at 5:30 p.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

18
Apr
Augusta
Spring District Meetings allow city officials and key staff to network and share their thoughts on issues cities deal with on a daily basis.  Join us April 18 at 11:00 a.m. District meetings provide an opportunity to learn of recent legislative changes and what’s happening on the state and local level.  Lunch and dinner meetings are scheduled around the state in each district.  Join one of the 12 meetings at a place and time that is convenient for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

01
May
03
May
Carrollton
GMA’s Small Cities Conference is designed to provide city officials & staff the opportunity to meet, network, and discuss issues or solutions that are most relevant to small cities. Expanding upon last year’s theme, "Connecting for Success", the conference will be filled with informative sessions and ample opportunities to connect with agencies that provide essential resources to help streamline city operations.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Small Cities Conference attendance is restricted to city official...

13
May
Midland
Join us at Bull Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Georgia for a great day of golf and raising awareness and funds for Georgia City Solutions, Inc. (GCS). a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by the Georgia Municipal Association. Funds raised from the event support GCS programs and initiatives in youth leadership and engagement, literacy, promoting careers in municipal government, and equity and inclusion.

14
May
17
May
Athens
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. It is part of the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute's curriculum.

10
Jul
01
Aug
Forsyth
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program includes five classes to enlighten municipal employees and municipal officials on the different revenue sources and applicable laws in the administration and collection process. Program objectives include: Increasing the knowledge of all major components in property tax collection;  Increasing the knowledge of the different taxes and revenue sources; To equip local governments with the tools and r...

04
Sep
09
Oct
Rome
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Human Resources Administration Certificate (HRAC) Program includes six classes designed to provide city elected officials and appointed staff with the tools to successfully recruit, train, and retain talent to provide services to their communities in an inclusive and equitable approach. 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 HR...

09
Oct
15
May
Atlanta
The Municipal Leader Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is an EMBRACE program designed to equip municipal leaders with the knowledge, tools and resources to create a foundation for sustainable equitable and economic prosperity for their city and its residents by creating an environment that values differences, fosters relationships and seeks a spirit of belongingness.

23
Oct
07
Nov
Dahlonega
The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (MRAC) Program includes five classes to enlighten municipal employees and municipal officials on the different revenue sources and applicable laws in the administration and collection process. Program objectives include: Increasing the knowledge of all major components in property tax collection;  Increasing the knowledge of the different taxes and revenue sources; To equip local governments with the tools and r...