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2020 Census Data is Here!

October 7, 2021

In late August, the the 2020 Decennial Census numbers were released for all cities. You can access this information and a full list of resources. This data is also available on GMA's website and will be released in Easier to Use Formats on September 16, 2021.

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Feedback Needed on GDOT's Policy for Consultation Process with Local Officials in Non-Metro Areas

October 6, 2021

As local officials, your role is critical and much appreciated in the development of the State’s Strategic Transportation Plan and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. 

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Small Town, Big Impact: Dahlonega Makes Recreation Accessible

October 6, 2021

People have long loved getting outside in Dahlonega, but this year, the city took a step towards making its outdoor recreation more accessible to all.

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2021 GMA Annual Convention: Toccoa’s Connie Tabor Recognized with Starr Award from Georgia Cities Foundation

October 5, 2021

Toccoa Community Development Director Connie Tabor has been recognized for her tireless efforts in restoring her city’s historic downtown district with the Starr Award, presented by the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF).

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2021 GMA Annual Convention: Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Recognized with Renaissance Award from Georgia Cities Foundation

October 5, 2021

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation was presented with the Georgia Cities Foundation’s Renaissance Award Aug. 9 at the GMA Annual Convention.

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2021 GMA Annual Convention: GMA’s 2021 Clerk of the Year

October 5, 2021

Brookhaven City Clerk Susan Hiott was named the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association’s 2021 Clerk of the Year during the GMA Annual Convention.

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2021 GMA Annual Convention: Communities Recognized as Cities of Ethics

October 5, 2021

The City of Ethics program began in 1999 and was developed by a panel of business and government leaders to encourage cities to adopt and adhere to a set of key ethical principles and adopt a local ethics ordinance.

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2021 GMA Annual Convention: Esteemed Leaders Inducted into the Georgia Municipal Government Hall of Fame

October 5, 2021

On Aug. 9, five city leaders were inducted into the Municipal Government Hall of Fame, which was established in 1992 to recognize current and past municipal officials who exemplify the very best in public service and who, throughout their careers, have made extraordinary contributions to municipal government, and have been strong supporters of GMA.

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Investing in Your Workplace Culture

October 5, 2021

ICMA

If you want to attract and maintain the best employees, having a desirable workplace culture definitely pays off.

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Zoned In: Economic Benefits & Shared Prosperity with Form-Based Codes

October 4, 2021

Smart Growth America

Form-based codes are widely recognized as tools to improve the character of a place, encourage physical activity, and strengthen resilience to climate change.

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Ten Political Benefits of Walkable Places

Public Square

September 20, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Supporting walkable communities relates to leadership, urban governance, sustainable development, and planning opportunities. Physical design—the architecture of community—doesn’t come close to solving all problems. But it is the cornerstone of a lasting legacy that political leaders may bestow on a municipality.

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5 Ways to Begin a Zero Trust Approach to Cybersecurity

CitySmart by VC3

September 13, 2021

Joe Howland, Chief Information Security Officer, Sophicity

Cybersecurity is evolving toward the point where we cannot rely alone on traditional cybersecurity tools such as firewalls, antivirus, and VPNs. In other words, we cannot assume that anything making it past a perimeter into your network is good. 

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Improving the Lives of Georgia’s Children and Youth: What’s Next

August 26, 2021

Strides have been made in the areas of youth engagement and tackling the challenges that plague youth. But cities need to work together and forge partnerships for continued success in this area.

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Ten Social Benefits of Walkable Places

Public Square

August 24, 2021

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

We shape our cities and then they shape us.

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Make Your Website ADA-Compliant: Best Practices for Cities

CitySmart by VC3

August 16, 2021

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant

Despite the perceived importance of ADA-compliant websites, many city websites do not comply with best practices that help disabled people access content.

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