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Leadership and the Only Power that Really Matters

Leadership Focus

August 10, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

It is my firm belief through watching and learning from the great leaders I’ve come in contact with that they all have in common one simple trait: they didn’t focus on seeking power but rather to empower those around them. For me the only real power that matters for transformational leaders is the power to inspire.

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Municipal Incorporation: Requirements under Georgia Law

August 7, 2018

Becoming an incorporated entity has numerous advantages but also carries various responsibilities.

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A State and Local Government Leader’s Guide to Building the Public Workforce of the Future

August 6, 2018

Governing Institute

The need for workforce modernization in the public sector has never been greater. To solve multiple challenges in attracting new employees into public service, governments must modernize their approach to hiring and retaining talent.

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An Atlanta Home’s 60-Year Journey To Vacancy And Disrepair

An Atlanta Home’s 60-Year Journey To Vacancy And Disrepair

August 3, 2018

WABE

While the center of Atlanta has seen housing demand grow, communities to the west and south continue to deal with a glut of vacant properties. So how did 1004 Lookout become one of them? What turned this property into an empty, dilapidated home?

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How Governments Are Closing the Gender Pay Gap

How Governments Are Closing the Gender Pay Gap

August 1, 2018

Governing Magazine

Across sectors, full-time female employees earn only 83 percent of what full-time male employees earn. The gender pay gap is even bigger for public administration jobs. Governments across the country are now pursuing ways to reduce this historical discrepancy.

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Recruiting Young People to Local Government

Recruiting Young People to Local Government

August 1, 2018

Route Fifty

Impending worker shortages are likely to impact local and state governments. Recruiting younger employees is the obvious solution, but governments often lack the funding or the know-how to do so effectively. Two start-ups are aiming to change that.

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Episode 16: Mayor Ames Barnett - City of Washington

July 30, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to the small town of Washington, GA to talk with Mayor Ames Barnett. The mayors discuss Mayor Barnett’s decision to come home to Washington when he could have gone anywhere and how he views the responsibilities of local government officials.

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The Future of Cities: How Communities Rebound

The Future of Cities: How Communities Rebound

July 27, 2018

George W. Bush Institute

During a journey across America with his wife, Deborah Fallows, The Atlantic's James Fallows observed a myriad of cities and towns. Which towns recovered most effectively from challenges? Fallows discovered that the answer lies less in national policy but in the local people who care deeply about their home town.

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Cybercrime Now at $1.5 Trillion Each Year, And Why That Should Concern Cities

CitySmart by Sophicity

July 26, 2018

Sylvia Sarofim, Network Infrastructure Consultant

Cybercriminals are not playing games. Cybercrime is now a $1.5 trillion criminal industry. They are after your money and data. The question is: Are you going to support their efforts with your weak security? Or will you invest in the right security to encourage them to pass you over?

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The Case for Building $1,500 Parks

The Case for Building $1,500 Parks

July 25, 2018

Fast Company

High-profile, high-budget park projects have woken up many cities to the benefits that green spaces can bring to neighborhoods. But new research shows that parks can be inexpensive, ubiquitous, and simple. Even at the scale of a vacant lot, simply seeing greenery can make us feel better.

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Compliance Auditing in Georgia Counties and Municipalities: New Edition

July 18, 2018

Carl Vinson Institute of Government

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has published the 2019 edition of Compliance Auditing in Georgia Counties and Municipalities. This is the only guide written especially to help those responsible for conducting a specific local government audit.

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Critical Priorities for Local Government: A Candid Survey of Local Government Officials and Agency Leaders

July 16, 2018

Route Fifty

Route Fifty’s research arm, Government Business Council (GBC), set out to identify what local government officials rank as the highest priorities when it comes to the future success of their communities. To that end, the organization collaborated with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and conducted an in-depth study on the priorities of city- and county-level government employees, including a large number of senior staff.

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Assessing the Future of Our Work: Automation and the Role of Cities

July 16, 2018

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions has analyzed occupations at three levels of automatability as well as the highest-ranking skills associated with those occupations. The goal of this report is to identify growing American occupations and their susceptibility to automation while helping city leaders recognize trends in their own communities.

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The Press + The Public Sector + The Private Sector = The Power to Transform

Leadership Focus

July 16, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

It is my firm belief that transformational change within cities can best be achieved with a renewed focus on enlightened self-interest at all levels. When the private sector sets a vision which is subsequently supported by the public sector, great things can be achieved, creating an inertia which is hard for anyone, including the press, to ignore. In a world of often diminishing resources, our local business communities partnering with our local governments at a heightened level is the best possible scenario in order to truly fulfill the potential of any city.

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Episode 15: Mayor Clarence Lee “Mutt” Rhodes - City of Siloam

July 16, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to the small town of Siloam, GA to talk with former Mayor and current City Councilmember Clarence Lee “Mutt” Rhodes. The 2 reflect on Mayor Rhodes long time in local government in the smallest town profile on the podcast so far. At age 91, Mayor Rhodes has some stories to share, including his trip to New York City to see the World’s Fair at age 12!

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