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GMA 2020 Capital Needs Survey

January 14, 2020

Georgia Municipal Association

GMA is asking for your help by responding to the 2020 Capital Needs Survey. By documenting the capital needs of cities across the state, we can demonstrate exactly how much revenue cities need and how urgently these funds are needed.

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ACCG-GMA 2020 Census Webinar

January 13, 2020

On January 9, ACCG and GMA recorded a webinar to prepare local officials for the upcoming 2020 Census. In addition to staff from ACCG and GMA, presenters included U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Tim Carter and Brecca Johnson, Co-Chair of the Clayton County Complete Count Committee.

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The Art of Leadership: Conversations Lead to Hope

Leadership Focus

January 13, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

In a series of conversations during Uber rides last fall, I was able to learn a tremendous amount about the world and other parts of our country that I never knew before.

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Three Secrets of a Great Helpdesk

CitySmart by Sophicity

January 6, 2020

Mike Smith, Senior Consultant and Team Lead, Sophicity

When people need to call IT support, they need help and they need it now. Traditionally, a warm fuzzy feeling usually does not follow because people encounter schedulers or entry-level technicians reading a script.

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Changes in Retail Encourage Walkable Urban Designs

Public Square

December 23, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

For many years, retailers resisted the architecture of street-facing storefronts, but necessity is the mother of flexibility.

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Census 2020 Outreach Sessions

December 20, 2019

State of Georgia’s Complete Count Committee

In anticipation of the 2020 Census, the State of Georgia’s Complete Count Committee will be holding outreach sessions across the state in January to make Local Complete Count Committees, community organizations, and other interested parties aware of the state’s upcoming public awareness strategy for the effort.

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Fighting 2020 Census Rumors

Fighting 2020 Census Rumors

December 18, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

Have you seen or heard something about the 2020 Census that is confusing? The U.S. Census Bureau wants to make sure that everyone has the right information.

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When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Assistant City Administrator

When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Assistant City Administrator

December 17, 2019

Engaging Local Government Leaders Network

I don’t know anyone who knew they wanted to be in local government when they were young. Everyone just kind of ends up here by accident. But what if that wasn’t the case?

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Your “Clever” Password Is Not Unique—How to Improve Your Password Security

CitySmart by Sophicity

December 17, 2019

Corbin Son, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

In the past, we've often blogged about bad passwords (like "123456"). Encouragingly, city employees have realized that using such bad passwords is, yes, a bad idea. However, a false sense of security can creep in and make them think any other password is okay.

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2020 Census Mail Contact Strategies Viewer

December 13, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 Census Mail Contact Strategies viewer was developed so that communities can plan for the mailings that their area will receive when self-response for the 2020 Census begins.

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Georgia Provides Local Complete Count Committee Toolkit

December 12, 2019

U.S. Census in Georgia

The Outreach Subcommittee of the State Complete Count Committee developed this Local Complete Count Committee Toolkit to encourage participation in the 2020 Census and to ensure a complete count of everyone living in Georgia.

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A galvanizing moment: Census 2020 provides new opportunity to invest in skills

A galvanizing moment: Census 2020 provides new opportunity to invest in skills

December 11, 2019

National Skills Coalition

The 2020 Census provides skills advocates with a galvanizing moment to help policymakers grasp the importance of investing in digital literacy and other foundational skills.

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The Art of Leadership and Always Taking the Long View

Leadership Focus

December 9, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

As local elected officials serving cities throughout the great state of Georgia, we have perhaps one of the best leadership platforms available to set an example for the next generation of leaders as to what true public service looks like.

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The Role of Arts-based Economic Development Strategies in Rural Georgia Communities

December 6, 2019

GMA & Georgia Council for the Arts

A new publication from GMA and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) focuses on how rural cities have used the arts as an economic development tool.

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GMA’s Larry Hanson Named Advisory Council Member by FHL Bank of Atlanta

December 3, 2019

“We are extremely excited about Larry’s appointment to this Council,” said GMA President Phil Best. “Affordable workforce housing is an important issue in most of our 538 member cities, and it is directly tied to the ability of cities and local communities to be successful." - Phil Best, GMA President 

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