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Important 2020 Census Operations Update

September 29, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that all area census offices will complete their work by October 5, 2020.

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Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Offers Free Implicit Bias Training

September 24, 2020

Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is hosting a half-day virtual Implicit Bias Training for key stakeholders throughout the state.

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Engaging Youth in Douglasville: Providing an Alternative to Gangs

September 24, 2020

Sara Baxter

Innovative program educates youth on the dangers of joining gangs and gives them tools for a better life.

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2020 Census Response Rates

2020 Census Response Rates

September 22, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

Time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census! There is less than a week left to ensure your residents are counted by the October 5 deadline. It only takes ten minutes to fill out the census and help your community for the next ten years.

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"Maker" Districts Could Spur Revitalization

Public Square

September 21, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Cities are encouraging small manufacturing to promote inclusive economic development and livable wages in downtowns and main streets.

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It’s Not Too Late! 3 Ways Your City Can Still Get an Accurate Census Count

It’s Not Too Late! 3 Ways Your City Can Still Get an Accurate Census Count

September 14, 2020

National League of Cities

As of today, Georgia ranks 48th in the country for total enumerated households. We can do better! It takes only 10 minutes and answering 10 questions to ensure that everyone counts for the next 10 years.

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Chadwick Boseman: A Man for Our Times

Leadership Focus

September 14, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

In a world divided by fear, anger and hyper-partisan politics, we need heroes who can bring us together across all demographic lines while inspiring in us a sense of hope. Heroes who live their lives reflecting for all of us grace, humility, determination and the dignity of the human spirit.

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5 Resources for Leaders to Commit to Racial Equity

5 Resources for Leaders to Commit to Racial Equity

September 4, 2020

GovLoop

Talking about race and taking deliberate actions around race can be awkward and confusing. But you’re not alone, and you don’t need to figure it out alone. Here are five resources from GovLoop to help.

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Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 3, 2020

Society for Human Resource Management

The diversity, equity and inclusion function deals with the qualities, experiences and work styles that make individuals unique as well as how organizations can leverage those qualities in support of business objectives. Studies show that teams or organizations made up of individuals with a diverse mix of qualities, experiences and work styles tend to have available a richer set of ideas, perspectives and approaches to a business issue.

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Do Your Employees Know Why You Believe in Racial Equity?

Do Your Employees Know Why You Believe in Racial Equity?

September 3, 2020

Society for Human Resource Management

We all have a part to play in undoing institutional bias. When leaders communicate the why, align new anti-bias initiatives with the organization's strategic priorities, and do the tough work of identifying and fixing barriers within their organization, they're more likely to get buy-in from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

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Georgia Public Health Emergency Declaration: Guidance for Local Governments on Financial Reporting Requirements

September 2, 2020

As a result of Governor Kemp’s Public Health Emergency Declaration, certain local governments and authorities have extensions on reporting requirements.

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COVID-19 Local Response Initiative: Insights and Guidance on Crisis Leadership

August 31, 2020

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative aims to help city leaders build the leadership and organizational capabilities needed to make city government as effective, efficient, equitable, responsive, and resilient as possible. This is hard work under normal circumstances, but the COVID-19 crisis presented city leaders with the challenge to act under conditions of high uncertainty and high pressure.

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Breaking Down a Sophisticated Phishing Email: 4 Advanced Warning Signs

CitySmart by Sophicity

August 31, 2020

LaNise Essick, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

Phishing emails grow more sophisticated as hackers get better. During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are using fear and taking advantage of people working from home to attempt more aggressive and tricky phishing attacks.

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Count on Georgia Public Libraries as Partners for the 2020 Census

August 28, 2020

Georgia Public Library Service

The 2020 Census will take place primarily online, although many residents lack home internet access. This is a challenge that makes Georgia's public libraries ideal partners for city officials as they work to ensure a successful census count.

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