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Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook

June 21, 2022

This report serves as roadmap for GMA, Georgia City Solutions and cities to proactively address their workforce needs through investment, planning, and strategy implementation.

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Sustainability and Energy for Georgia's Future

Cities Connect

June 7, 2022

During the June 7, 2022, Cities Connect call Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols discussed sustainability energy options available to cities and provided an overview of Georgia's energy future and how it might impact cities as they serve the needs of their residents.

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Receiver Places: Planning for Climate Migration

Public Square

May 31, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Receiver places, a term coined by urbanists for communities likely to gain migrants as climate problems grow, refers to not just physical places but also a process of preparing for change.

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Tapping into Georgia's Housing Resources for Your City

Cities Connect

May 31, 2022

Each year the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) invests over $180 million to build affordable housing around the state. In the May 31, 2022, Cities Connect call, Samanta Carvalho, Director, Office of Community Housing Development with DCA reviewed the state’s housing programs and provided information on how city officials can bring the state’s housing resources to their city.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Transportation Infrastructure

Cities Connect

May 24, 2022

Dan Hinton, Deputy Division Administrator in the Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division, was the May 24, 2022, presenter for GMA's Cities Connect call. He discussed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the direct-recipient model it incorporates for some transportation funding opportunities contained in the law. 

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Canton's Roadmap for Inclusive Economic Growth

May 17, 2022

Canton's Roadmap for Success is a strategy that reviews all city decisions through the lenses of eight tenets for success. Included in these are goals to engage the city's diverse population, assist small businesses with succeeding in the regional economy, and creating great neighborhoods. City Manager Billy Peppers provided an overview of the city's efforts during the May 17, 2022, EMBRACE webinar.

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Facing Georgia’s Opioid Challenge

Cities Connect

May 17, 2022

During the May 17, 2022, Cities Connect call, Cassandra Price, Director of the Office of Addictive Diseases with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (GDBHDD), discussed the ongoing opioid epidemic in Georgia. She provided updated information on the impact of opioids in Georgia, current services being provided by DBHDD to local communities, and reviewed the opioid settlements that will have an impact across the state.

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Lawrenceville Community Response Program

Cities Connect

May 10, 2022

In July 2021 the Lawrenceville Police Department began embedding two behavioral health clinicians into field operations. During the May 10, 2022, Cities Connect call Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington discussed the city police department’s proactive initiative to address the increasing mental health crisis its officers face in the community

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Georgia’s Historic Theatres: Outlooks for Arts, Education & Funding

Cities Connect

May 3, 2022

In the May 3, 2022, Cities Connect call, Leigh Burns, Director of the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), discussed Georgia’s historic theatres and their ongoing success and outlook for recovery during COVID. She also discussed virtual learning, virtual programming and funding from FTI and other agencies in the year ahead.

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Community Climate Resilience

Cities Connect

April 26, 2022

In the April 26, 2022, Cities Connect call, Kait Morano, Senior Planner at the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, discussed the main components of community resilience to counter Georgia’s changing climate as well as the cost-efficient strategies local governments can take to improve the resiliency of their communities.

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A Guide to Workforce Relevance

April 19, 2022

The April 19, 2022, EMBRACE webinar featured Teaa Allston-Bing, HR Director for the City of Douglasville. In it she provides insight into the art and science of upskilling, the importance of investing in yourself, and remaining relevant in the workforce.

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Lessons Learned from the 2021 Newnan Tornado

Cities Connect

April 19, 2022

It’s been a little over year since Newnan was struck by an EF-4 tornado, the strongest tornado in the state in over a decade. In the April 19, 2022, Cities Connect call with city officials, Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips discussed the impact of the storm on the city, how the city responded, what worked, what didn’t, lessons learned and what the city is doing to recover.

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How to Best Leverage Your Municipality’s Social Media Accounts

CitySmart by VC3

April 18, 2022

Miranda Hampton, Marketing Coordinator, VC3

Whether you haven’t posted to your municipality’s page in a few years or are looking to improve your social media process that’s already in place, these tactics can help you make the best use of your social media accounts. 

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Youth Civic Engagement: The Future Started Yesterday

Cities Connect

April 12, 2022

During GMA's April 12, 2022, Cities Connect call, Dr. Randell E. Trammell, CEO of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement (GCCE), shared key data points on youth and civic engagement, how cities and officials can get youth engaged now, and a how GCCE engages with Georgia students to increase positive civic outcomes.

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What to Know About Challenging Your 2020 Census Count

April 7, 2022

GMA invited Matthew Frates, Chief of the Count Question Resolution Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, to present a webinar on CQR – the official process for local elected officials to request a review of their 2020 Census population counts.

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