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City Officials Must Build Relationships in the New Year

January 10, 2017

Lamar Norton, GMA Executive Director

The New Year is upon us and each new year brings the General Assembly back into session. This time is a critical time for each city official—elected or appointed—to make an effort to educate these well-intended individuals with the issues that impact cities and how we can work together for solutions.
 

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Tax Credits Offer Hope for Rural Hospital Turnaround

January 6, 2017

By Sen. Dean Burke (R–Bainbridge)

Georgia’s rural healthcare system is in crisis. This is not just a rural problem or a medical problem; it is a problem for all Georgians. 
 

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State of the State: ‘Ocean of Opportunity' lies ahead for Georgia’s Ship of State

January 13, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal

Text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State-of-the-State address delivered on January 13, 2016. 

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Downtown Developments: Cities Called to Encourage Future Historic Buildings

"The phrase, “future historic buildings” seems like a contradiction, right? To translate, we first must think about how buildings become historic. Simply put, for a building, block or district (like a downtown) to survive over the years, it must be built to last and worth saving." - Chris Higdon, Community Development Manager, GMA

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Downtown Developments: Revitalization and the art of the covered dish supper

By Ben Muldrow, Partner, Arnett Muldrow

Growing up, every Wednesday night, my family would head over to the Presbyterian Church for the covered dish supper: 40 feet of joyous jubilation in Jesus’ generosity. If you’re not familiar with these blessed events, allow me to school you. One meal. Many sides. Everyone brings something. No one leaves hungry.
 

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Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Our country was built upon the strength of our local communities and the local institutions that built them. What we do in our cities and how we approach those responsibilities are just as important, if not more so, as the actions undertaken by our brethren at the federal and state levels. - Larry Hanson, GMA Executive Director

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