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What Cities Should Know About the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

October 6, 2022

National League of Cities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the notice of funding opportunity for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). This program is funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provides a total of $1 billion dollars in cybersecurity related funding over the next four years, with $185 million dollars available for FY22, specifically targeted to state, local and territorial governments across the nation.

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Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Threats - Your Leadership Needed

Cities Connect

October 6, 2022

Georgia Municipal Association

This episode of Cities Connect features a joint presentation on Cybersecurity by Sou Ford, Senior Vice President of Lockton; Charles Kicklighter, Special Agent at Georgia Bureau of Investigation; and Alison Cline Earles, CIPP/US, Senior Associate General Counsel at Georgia Municipal Association. 

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AWWA: Cybersecurity & Guidance

October 3, 2022

American Water Works Association

Cybersecurity is the top threat facing business and critical infrastructure in the United States, according to reports and testimony from the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Eleven Principles for Places Recovering from Disinvestment

Public Square

September 27, 2022

Steve Mouzon, Principal, Mouzon Design

Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood serves as an example of how cities can revitalize those places in their communities that have experienced serious disinvestment. The key? Remain true to the character of the place.

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Cities Connect: Bridging the Digital Divide and GCS’ New Certificate Program

Cities Connect

September 22, 2022

This Cities Connect episode features Lena Geraghty, NLC’s Director of Sustainability and Innovation, detailing how city leaders can help bridge the digital divide in their communities and Alexandra Campos Castillo, Georgia City Solutions Program Manager, provides an overview for GCS' new certificate program.

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Cities Connect: How to Use GMA’s LOST Template

Cities Connect

September 8, 2022

Welcome to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this Cities Connect meeting, we are discussing local option sales tax negotiations. GMA research analyst Claire Chan and member services consultant Terrell Jacobs will discuss how to integrate data from sources like the Department of Revenue, the Census Bureau and DCA into the GMA LOST template, which has already been adopted by cities throughout the state.  

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How Should Municipalities Approach Archiving Social Media Content?

CitySmart by VC3

September 7, 2022

Kevin Howarth, Communications Manager, VC3

City clerks are the record keepers of their municipalities, but what does that mean for social media content? Are you responsible for maintaining an archive of every post created by your municipality?

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Cities Connect: What Your City Needs to Know About the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program

Cities Connect

September 1, 2022

Learn what kind of projects qualify for the DNR’s Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program, which cities can use to help protect land critical to wildlife, clean water and outdoor recreation and more.

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Restoring a Lost Square

Public Square

August 26, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

What can be done when a historic courthouse town has been robbed of its square? In Clarkesville, GA, input from public officials, citizens, and business owners has resulted in a 75-acre plan to restore the town's public space. 

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Cities Connect: Why a Solid IT Foundation is Important for Cities

Cities Connect

August 25, 2022

In this Cities Connect call, Christie Williams, an Account Executive with VC3, discusses why every city needs a solid IT foundation and details the repercussions that may occur if one is not in place.

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South Fulton Fire and Rescue's Camp EMBERS

August 17, 2022

The August 16, 2022, EMBRACE webinar featured Captain Tangela Rowe with the City of South Fulton's Fire and Rescue Department. Capt. Rowe discussed the department's Camp EMBERS, a fire leadership program for girls.

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A Conversation on Land Banking

Cities Connect

August 11, 2022

Odetta Macleish-White, the Director of Georgia Initiatives at the Center for Community Progress, discusses the benefits of land banks and how they can be used to address vacant and abandoned properties. She also details how systemic vacancies are created and impact communities.

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The Importance of Employee Security Awareness Training

CitySmart by VC3

August 11, 2022

Katherina Yavela, Director of Marketing, CW Technology

When it comes to securing your company’s network, you must think beyond technology. Relying on firewalls, antivirus software, and secure remote connections is simply not enough anymore.

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Webinar: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Georgia's Sunshine Laws

August 9, 2022

Watch the GMA webinar, "A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Georgia's Sunshine Laws."

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Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook Overview

Cities Connect

August 3, 2022

In GMA’s August 2, 2022, Cities Connect call, Greg Wilson with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) discusses the Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook.

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