Cities Connect

The following presentations are of the featured presenter from GMA’s weekly Cities Connect call with city officials. Please note that not all Cities Connect presentations are posted to the GMA web site.

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Cities Connect: Use of Well-being Data in Local Policy

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February 22, 2024

In this episode, Rebecca Baskam and Carrie Oliver, co-leaders of the Metro-Atlanta Cities Well-being Initiative, share information about the initiative, provide examples of well-being topics and policy action plans developed by participating cities, and highlight lessons learned.

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Cities Connect: Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

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February 15, 2024

In this episode, Commissioner Kevin Tanner of the DBHDD discusses the important work of the department and the resources that are available to communities and residents throughout the state.
 

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Cities Connect: Georgia Single Parent Coalition

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February 8, 2024

Honorable Valencia Stovall, Tom Ella McBeth, and Beverly Brewster of the National Leadership Group, Inc. share basic information about the Georgia Single Parent Coalition, upcoming initiatives, and programs.

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Cities Connect: Red Cross of Georgia

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February 8, 2024

In this episode, Holly Winner, Executive Director of the Central Midwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, share informations about the work the Red Cross of Georgia does and how you as city officials can partner with the mission.

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Cities Connect: Finding and Funding Child Care in Georgia

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January 25, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Keon Berry, the Director of Parent Services with Quality Care for Children, will share an overview of Quality Care for Children, a statewide nonprofit organization committed to fostering early childhood education and care strategies across Georgia. 

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Cities Connect: How City Officials Can Help Medicaid Members Stay Informed and Covered

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January 18, 2024

In this episode, representatives from the “Stay Informed. Stay Covered” Medicaid redetermination campaign will share basic information on what is Medicaid redetermination.

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Cities Connect: Community Research Grant and Workforce Development with PIN

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January 11, 2024

In this episode, Katie O’Connor and Clarence Anthony, Jr. With the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN) discuss workforce development trends in Georgia and how how PIN is working to address pressing issues in the state's workforce. As well as an introduction to the PIN Community Research Grants program, including success stories from past projects. 

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Cities Connect: Immigration and Ethics Laws - End of Year Recap

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January 4, 2024

In this episode, GMA General Counsel Rusi Patel walks through the different end of year reporting requirements related to Georgia’s immigration laws.

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Cities Connect: GMA's Local Government Practicum Program

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December 14, 2023

In this episode, GMA Sr. Research Analyst, Claire Chan, talks about the Practicum program and how your city can get involved. 

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Cities Connect: GMA’s Governmental Relations Team

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December 6, 2023

In this episode, Jim Thornton and the other members of GMA’s Governmental Relations Team, provide an update of the recent activities of the General Assembly and share their insight into legislative issues that are likely to arise during the 2024 session.

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Cities Connect: Meaningful Engagement with the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

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November 29, 2023

In this episode, you will hear from thought leaders who will share proven examples of how these partnerships have been used to make a real difference in cities across Georgia. You will be able to learn about resources that are available to help your community create shared economic prosperity and scale public innovations for all.
 

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Cities Connect: Advancing Civic Engagement with the National Civic League

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November 28, 2023

In this episode, National Civic League announces that the 2024 All-America City Award applications are now open for. This award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation to address local issues successfully. 

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Cities Connect: Local Initiatives and Resources through the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation

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November 16, 2023

In this episode, Natalie Johnston-Russell, Executive Director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, shares KGBF's local initiatives and resources, including opportunities for community grants and in-kind support.

 

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Cities Connect: Elevating Your Downtown Development Program with the Georgia Downtown Association

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October 26, 2023

In this episode, GDA President Jeffrey Fowler shares information on how GDA can be a resource to your city and discusses programs available through GDA including the new Certified Downtown Professional Certification, GDA Networking opportunities and more.

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Cities Connect: Broadband Permitting: Best Practices and More

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October 19, 2023

In this episode of Cities Connect, Becky Taylor, GMA's Director, Federal Relations and Research, hosts a panel discussion designed to help city officials better understand the differences between federal, state and local permitting processes for broadband providers, along with what can be controled at the local level.

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