What's Happening At GMA

01
Sep
31
Oct

The Spirit of Cities: Virtual Convention Package provides purchasers with access to all of the video recordings from the annual convention. For a full list of the included recordings, click the event title above.

Purchasers will have access to on-demand content generated from the concurrent sessions at the Annual Convention. The following sessions were recorded:

  • Rebuilding Mutual Trust Between Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve,
  • Let’s Make a Deal: Best Pr...
21
Sep
Online

In this interactive session, attendees review the meaning of advocacy and will learn the components of value-based messaging to stakeholders, storytelling, story mapping (pen and paper is required), understanding your audience, framing, and equity.

23
Sep
Online

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge will provide a transformational investment to 20-30 regions across the country to revitalize their economies. These regions will have the opportunity to grow emerging industry clusters or scale existing ones through planning, infrastructure, innovation and entrepreneurship, workforce development, access to capital, and more.

24
Sep
Online

The Board of Trustees of the GMEBS, GMA WCSIF, GIRMA and DC programs will meet at 8:00am on Friday, September 24, 2021. This meeting is open to the public, and will be held virtually via RingCentral Webinar.

27
Sep
Douglas
Join us for our GMA District 11 Fall Meeting in Douglas, Georgia at the C.E. Weir Center - 307 E Bryan Street Douglas, GA 31533.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 le...
27
Sep
Moultrie
Join us for our GMA District 10 Fall Meeting in Moultrie, Georgia at the Utilities Building - 2701 1st Avenue SE Moultrie, GA 31768.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 202...
28
Sep
01
Oct
LaGrange
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. Cancellation fee: There is a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations after September 1.
30
Sep
Savannah
This course examines tax classifications and codes reported on the tax digest including exemptions; the digest approval process; property assessments; appeals; setting the millage rate; taxpayer bill of rights; completing the PT 32.1 and five year history.  The course also reviews state law on property tax and special classes of property such as timber, mobile homes, motor vehicles, recording intangibles and real estate transfer tax.  Distribution of public utility tax, sales tax, E-911 prepaid ...
30
Sep
For Cities to be effective in solving problems and delivering quality services to its citizens, teamwork is essential. This session will discuss (1) team development and advantages of teams, (2) building high-performance team, (3) leading teams, and (4) effective team membership.
01
Oct
Savannah
The course outlines the process in the collection of delinquent real and personal property taxes and the process for issuing fi fa's, tax liens and executing a legal tax sale and the redemption of property.  The handling of bankruptcy notices will be reviewed.
01
Oct
Powder Springs
Join us for a GMA District 3 Fall meeting at the Vaughn Cultural Arts Center, 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs, GA 30127.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, and more.
05
Oct
Calhoun
Join us for our GMA District 1 Fall meeting at the Calhoun Depot, 109 South King Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, an...
05
Oct
East Point
Join us for a GMA District 3 Fall meeting at the East Point City Hall, 2757 East Point St., East Point, GA 30344.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, and more.
06
Oct
03
Nov
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...
06
Oct
Macon, Georgia
Join us for our GMA District 6 Fall Meeting in Macon, Georgia at South Bibb Recreation Center located at 7035 Houston Road.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will receive an update from GMA, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, an...
07
Oct
Savannah
Overview of Georgia law and methods allowed for occupation taxes.  Review of state issued alcohol license and laws that govern alcohol sales in Georgia and the licensing of package, consumption on premises, breweries and distillaries.
07
Oct
Watkinsville
Join us for the fall district 5 meeting in beautiful Watkinsville, GA. It is an opportunity for  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.
07
Oct
08
Oct
Athens
The 6th Annual Georgia Government Communicators Conference will be October 7-8 at the Hyatt Place Athens in Athens, GA., 412 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601. The Georgia Municipal Association in collaboration with the ACCG will host a conference for city, county and state communications professionals.  Once confirmed, a detailed itinerary will be available. The conference is slated to begin on Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.
12
Oct
Statesboro
Join us for our GMA District 12 Fall Meeting in Statesboro, Georgia at the  Gene Bishop Field House- Georgia Southern Stadium, 2100 Malecki Drive.  In addition to enjoying  a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered...
12
Oct
Hazlehurst
Join us for our GMA District 9 Fall Meeting at Hazlehurst Civic Center. 270 Uvalda Highway Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will receive an update from GMA, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, and more...
14
Oct
Savannah
Course will provide an overview of laws which allow the imposition of taxes and fees such as hotel motel tax, insurance premium tax, franchise fees, excise tax on rental vehicles, grants, fines and other revenue.  Participants will learn how to create a revenue manual for their city.
14
Oct
Thomson
Join us for our district 7 fall meeting at the beautiful depot in Thomson, GA. The 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
Oct
Savannah
This course focuses on providing local government “service” and meeting customer expectations through professionalism, best practices, technology and other resources. Participants will learn about tools, solutions and current trends for problem solving.  The course will also visit the area of cyber security and how cities can address vulnerabilities in the workplace.
18
Oct
Sugar Hill
Join us for the Georgia Municipal Association 2021 Golf Tournament raising funds for Georgia City Solutions, a 501(c)3 non-profit subsidiary of the Georgia Municipal Association with the mission of helping municipal leaders build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities; and, to improve the quality-of-life of city residents. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support programs of Georgia City Solutions in the following focus areas: Youth Leadership, Economic and Workforce...
19
Oct
Online

This one-to-one woman mentoring program addresses the stigmas of racism and feminism by pairing together women from diverse cultures to learn from each other and address the barriers that hinder social and economic development.

25
Oct
27
Oct
Columbus
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by September 27th to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after September 27th will be assessed a $50 administrative fee and refunds will not be processed after October 8th. You will be able to make a substitution if you are unable to attend and would like to send someone in your place. *Registration fee includes instructional cost and meals noted on the agenda as well as the afternoon activity on Tuesday.
26
Oct
Cornelia
Join us for our GMA District 2 Fall meeting at the Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly St, Cornelia, GA 30531.  In addition to enjoying a meal from a local business, you will have the opportunity to watch a GMA update, participate in an interactive Equity & Inclusion experience and receive a report on the work of the Association’s E&I Commission, hear the latest information on American Rescue Plan Act funding, discuss key city issues expected to be considered during the 2022 legislative session, ...
28
Oct
29
Oct
Athens
GMA will hold the two-day Fall Training Event on October 28-29 at the Classic Center in Athens. Classes are six hours each and the fee for each class is $275. Those eligible for training certificates will receive six hours of credit for completing each class. Classes on Thursday, Oct. 28 are: Downtown Development Authority Basic Training, Governing the Commons: Collective Decision Making in Complex Systems, Municipal Long-Term Budgeting, and Municipal Law. Classes on Friday, October 29 are: Buil...
28
Oct
Acclimating your newly elected officials to your city is a very important process. This session will focus on preparing you to onboard those new officials and help guide them through your city’s processes & procedures.  Find out what resources are available to assist you & hear about tried & true procedures that have been successful.
16
Nov
Online

In this webinar, you will learn what is a hate crime, why comprehensive hate crimes laws are so important, what is the data and why reporting is so important, who perpetrates hate crimes, and what we can do about it.

18
Nov
As municipal resources have become increasingly scarce and the financial stability of many communities has been threatened, fiscal responsibility and accountability are critical. A key element in a successful financial management program is the independent audit.  This session will 1) Define the process and the key players in the annual audit  2) Review key dates and requirements 3) Hear from certified public accountants specialized in local government audits  4) Discuss key documents every city...
14
Dec
Online

The session starts with the history of city development, with an emphasis on exclusion, racism and classism relative to transportation, housing and industrial development.

30
Dec
As cities make efforts to provide diversity training, inevitably, teaching diversity is not an easy task. This session aims to examine the techniques of teaching diversity while integrating emotional intelligence practices to help employees understand their emotions and the emotions of others to create an inclusive workplace.