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Cities Connect: Work for Water with GRWA and your Regional Commission

Cities Connect

May 16, 2024

In this episode, representatives from the Georgia Rural Water Authority (GRWA) and Regional Commission share how their programs can support your systems succession plan and what next steps to take for sustainability while utilizing state resources.

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There’s Still Time to Turn Your City Into a ‘City of Civility’

May 13, 2024

There is still time for your city to be recognized as a City of Civility at the GMA Annual Convention in June. 

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Attainable Housing Model for Cities Nationwide

Public Square

May 13, 2024

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Finley Street Cottages is a courtyard development on two Atlanta lots that offers an innovative model for missing middle housing. 

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Georgia Cities Week Takes Cities to New Heights

May 8, 2024

Georgia Cities Week has once again soared across the state, propelled by our communities' collective spirit and pride. The theme, “Soaring to New Heights,” perfectly encapsulates the ambitious endeavors and collective aspirations that marked this annual celebration's 25th anniversary.

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Simplifying Federal Grants: A Call to Action for City Officials

May 7, 2024

Federal grants offer valuable funding opportunities to meet the diverse needs of Georgia’s cities, yet the application process often proves cumbersome and time-consuming. Fortunately, recent initiatives and legislative proposals aim to simplify and improve this process, ensuring that federal funding reaches Georgia’s cities efficiently.

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Gov. Kemp Signs Bill Providing Critical Illness and Long-Term Disability Benefits for First Responders

May 6, 2024

The new law takes effect January 1, 2025. It provides critical illness and long-term disability benefits for first responders diagnosed with PTSD arising from their work for Georgia governments.

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Gauging the Gaps Between Atlanta and Rural Georgia

April 29, 2024

Charlie Hayslett, a former political reporter from the Atlanta Journal and a public relations, public affairs and communications management consultant, delivered a thought-provoking address to the GMA Board of Directors during its meeting in Perry on April 26.

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Apply for Your City’s Share of $250 Million in Local Road Assistance Administration Funds

April 23, 2024

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced the availability of $250 million in Local Road Assistance Administration (LRA) funds for fiscal year 2024. This funding, included by the Governor and the Legislature in the state’s FY 2024 budget, presents a significant opportunity for Georgia's local governments to address infrastructure needs.

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Cities Connect: United Way - ALICE Report

Cities Connect

April 11, 2024

In this episode, representatives from the United Way provideed an overview of the ALICE Report and discussed opportunities for cities to collaborate with the United Way, businesses, and community nonprofits across our state.

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Municipal Training Board Members to Serenade NYC with Carnegie Hall Performance

April 5, 2024

By Aileen Harris

The June 1 concert will see the Athens Master Chorale, directed by Joseph Napoli, joined by singers from 13 states and accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble to perform Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, K.626.

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Three Georgia Cities Receive International Recognition

April 1, 2024

Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

Within hours in early March, projects from three Georgia cities were honored with international smart cities awards.

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GEFA Awards $38 Million in Infrastructure Loans

March 27, 2024

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

On February 29, 2024, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced that seven communities were awarded financing totaling $38,632,500 for water, wastewater, sewer, and stormwater projects

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