MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders Across Georgia Gather in Atlanta this Weekend for Georgia Municipal Association’s Cities United Summit

January 27, 2024

ATLANTA – Nearly 1,000 government leaders, public servants and legislative stakeholders will gather in Atlanta January 27-29 for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)’s Cities United Summit.

The Cities United Summit is held annually by the GMA provides mayors, councilmembers, city staff and special guests access to advocacy tools, policy committee meetings and unrivaled training and networking opportunities.

Highlights of the event include the Sunday awards luncheon, Federal Policy Council and Legislative Policy Council meetings. The Capitol Connection Breakfast on the morning of Monday, Jan. 29 will feature remarks from Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, Georgia Speaker of the House Jon Burns, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and GMA CEO and Executive Director Larry Hanson. Gov. Brian Kemp will also address the breakfast via video message.

The breakfast will be followed by Cities United Day at the Capitol, during which hundreds of city leaders will travel from the Hilton to the Capitol and directly lobby their legislators regarding the needs of Georgia’s cities. Governor Kemp is scheduled to join the group at 10 a.m. to take a photo on the north stairs of the Capitol.


Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, Speaker Jon Burns, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Governor Brian Kemp, GMA CEO & Executive Director Larry Hanson, Georgia’s cities mayors


Awards Luncheon, Capitol Connection Breakfast and Cities United Day at the Capitol - 2024 Cities United Summit hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association


Sunday, January 28, Awards Luncheon at 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 29; Breakfast program begins at 7 a.m. and Cities United Day at the Capitol begins at 9 a.m.


Grand Ballroom, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St. NE; Georgia Capitol, 206 Washington St SW.

Those interested in covering this event must RSVP by contacting Director of Communications Latisha Gray at or via text at 404-809-9457.

About the Georgia Municipal Association: Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to all of Georgia’s 536 cities. GMA anticipates and influences the forces shaping Georgia’s cities and to provide leadership, tools and services that assist municipal governments in becoming more innovative, effective and responsive. Created in 1933, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. For more information, visit

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