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Father-and-Son Team Shows How Development Improves Communities

April 24, 2019

Complete with a retail production facility and a tasting room for public tours, OBC was developed by a known father-and-son duo, Nathan and John McGarity of John McGarity Realty. Nathan McGarity sat down with Georgia’s Cities to tell more about downtown development trends and tips to better welcome business to cities.

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Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018

April 22, 2019

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

In 2018, people took 84 million trips on Shared Micromobility in the United States, more than double the number of trips taken in 2017.

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Episode 30: GMA Interviews Mayor Matt!

April 22, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale is the subject of the interview conducted by Amy Henderson of the Georgia Municipal Association. In this episode we learn about what Mayor Matt has learned through his experiences on Season 1 of Small Town Podcast, how things have changed since he set off on this project and what he would like to do moving forward. Mayor Matt also answers the "get to know you" questions he has asked others on previous episodes.

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Aging and in need of attention: America’s infrastructure and its 17 million workers

Aging and in need of attention: America’s infrastructure and its 17 million workers

April 18, 2019

The Brookings Institution

Just as America's physical infrastructure systems are aging and in need of attention, so too are the workers who design, construct, operate, and oversee these systems.

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Leadership and Civic Pride: Inspiring Hope in Cities

Leadership Focus

April 15, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In a time when our politics have become more toxic than ever before, I believe that it is of the utmost importance that leaders at the local level heighten their efforts to engender a sense of civic pride in current and future generations. 

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Episode 29: Mayor Mike Young-City of McRae-Helena

April 8, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to McRae-Helena, GA to talk with Mayor Mike Young. The 2 discuss how Mayor Young got into local government, how Mayor Young was a critical part of the 2 small towns of McRae and Helena merging in 2015, and the struggles and benefits of that merger.

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Episode 28: Mayor Pro Tem Matt Donaldson- City of Twin City, GA

April 8, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Twin City, GA to talk with Mayor Pro Tem Matt Donaldson. The 2 discuss how 2 small towns merged to form Twin City in 1921, and the struggles and benefits of that merger. They also discuss recent struggles that Twin City has overcome and why Mayor Pro Tem Donaldson can’t imagine living anywhere else.

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Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation’s First Digital Count

Can Cities Save the Census? A Local Framework for Our Nation’s First Digital Count

April 5, 2019

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

As the country prepares to embark on the 2020 Census — our nation’s largest non-wartime effort — new strategies and tactics are needed to navigate our politically charged, digital world. These strategies and tactics should be deployed by a broad range of contributors, including leading digital platforms, civil society, media outlets, and local governments.

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The Census Kicks Off in Exactly One Year: How to Ensure an Accurate Count

The Census Kicks Off in Exactly One Year: How to Ensure an Accurate Count

April 1, 2019

Route Fifty

With the 2020 Census approaching, this article offers seven steps for a truly data-driven campaign to address concerns about the accuracy of the count and to conduct efficient and effective local census outreach. 

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Home Internet Maps

Home Internet Maps

April 1, 2019

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

For the first time, the 2017 American Community Survey includes computer ownership and internet access information for local Census tracts. To help communities across the country take advantage of this new resource, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance has created maps covering more than 65,000 occupied Census tracts in the United States.

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U.S. Census in Georgia

March 29, 2019

State of Georgia

The State of Georgia created a website for the 2020 Census with several sections featuring essential information for local officials.

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2020 Census Integrated Partnership and Communications (IPC) Program

March 29, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has created the Integrated Partnership and Communications (IPC) program to convey the importance of the 2020 Census nationwide.

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2020 Census Complete Count Committees

March 29, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau provides assistance to local officials in their efforts to create Complete Count Committees (CCC).

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2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study

March 26, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study (CBAMS) intends to show how  to reach all populations, including segments that are historically hard to count, and which types of messages may be most effective.

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Outdated Software Can Expose Cities to Cyberattacks

CitySmart by Sophicity

March 25, 2019

Michael Chihlas, Network Infrastructure Consultant

Over the past few months, various news items continue to emerge about municipalities opening themselves up to data incidents and cyberattacks from outdated software. For example, 200 Vermont municipalities using New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC) software had the personal information of city employees and citizens exposed by a security vulnerability from unpatched software.

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