Reference Articles

Displaying Items 241-255 (of 640)

Macon-Bibb County Invests in Recreational Infrastructure

February 11, 2019

For many, the word “infrastructure,” sparks ideas of roads, bridges, sidewalks and sewers. But for the leaders in Macon- Bibb County, they also include parks and recreation in their list of infrastructure of­ferings.
 

Full Story

Episode 25: Mayor Linda Blechinger - City of Auburn, GA

February 11, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale travels to Auburn, GA for a conversation with Mayor, and current President of the Georgia Municipal Association, Linda Blechinger. The 2 discuss Mayor Blechinger’s life story, coming from New York to settle in Georgia, getting into local government to make a difference, and the power of working together with other local officials through the Georgia Municipal Association. 

Full Story

Retirement Plans Use Too Much Jargon, Say Employees

Retirement Plans Use Too Much Jargon, Say Employees

February 5, 2019

National League of Cities

According to numerous surveys, government employees value employer-sponsored benefits highly but remain confused about what their plans offer.

Full Story

Financial Literacy Programs for Local Government Employees

January 31, 2019

Center for State and Local Government Excellence

Local government employers have good reason to care about the financial health of their workforce because non-wage benefit compensation plays an important role in workforce recruitment and retention. To help local governments empower their employees, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) has developed a practitioner-oriented report assessing local government employee financial literacy programs.
 

Full Story

The Gender Disparity in Climbing Local Government's Ladder

The Gender Disparity in Climbing Local Government's Ladder

January 30, 2019

Governing Magazine

Women are less likely than men to aspire for and occupy top jobs in local government. They're also less optimistic about their chances of moving up at all.

Full Story

Black Southerners Are Bearing the Brunt of America’s Eviction Epidemic

Black Southerners Are Bearing the Brunt of America’s Eviction Epidemic

January 23, 2019

The Pew Charitable Trusts

No area of the country has been hit harder by evictions than the South, according to data from Princeton's Eviction Lab.

Full Story

Shared Micromobility Playbook

Shared Micromobility Playbook

January 23, 2019

Transportation for America

The Shared Micromobility Playbook is a continously updated website that explores the core components of a comprehensive shared micromobility policy for local governments. Each section identifies key policy areas, highlights the various options in each policy area (incl. pros and cons), and provides case studies of cities that have enacted certain policies.

Full Story

Keeping City Records and Data Safe Through the Right Backup Strategy

CitySmart by Sophicity

January 22, 2019

Rod Riga, Data Center Engineer

As most information today is electronically created and stored, that information also needs backing up in case of an incident such as a server failure, natural disaster, and (yes) ransomware. That’s why a records management strategy that backs up important documents and data is so critical.

Full Story

LPC Member Shares How Officials and Residents Can be Better Together

January 17, 2019

Just in time for the Legislative Session, Georgia’s Cities sat with Stockbridge Councilmember and member of the GMA Legislative Policy Council (LPC) Neat Robinson to learn more about her motivation for public service and how she prepares for legislative session.
 

Full Story

Micromobility Policies

Micromobility Policies

January 14, 2019

Remix

This continuously updated database contains information on micromobility policies from cities across the country. It was created by the policy team at Remix and lists cap, fee, and data standard specifications, as well as other requirements and links to current policies for each city.

Full Story

Statesmanlike Leadership: Impacting the Next Generation

Leadership Focus

January 11, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

I’ve come to realize that it’s physically impossible to join hands and work together if we maintain a constant focus on pointing fingers and placing blame, which seems to be a national obsession in politics these days.

Full Story

Cities Prepare for Legislative Session

January 10, 2019

Baker Owens

Rural development is still at the forefront of many legislators’ agendas. Like last year, broadband expansion is sure to be on the table during the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session.

Full Story

Episode 24: Local Government 101 with Rusi Patel - Workshop Episode

December 17, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale sits down with Rusi Patel from the Georgia Municipal Association to discuss the interesting and sometimes complicated subject of local government structures and powers.

Full Story

Guidance for Regulation of Dockless Micromobility

December 14, 2018

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Local governments across the country are experiencing the increased integration of new technology platforms into their transportation systems. The goal of this guidance is to provide general risk mitigation considerations for the integration of dockless micromobility.

Full Story

Finding Inspiration in the Leaders Among Us

Leadership Focus

December 12, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

In a world so often fraught with controversy and confusion, it’s my humble opinion that true servant leadership, the kind that gives people hope and inspiration, is now more important than ever. 

Full Story

Displaying Items 241-255 (of 640)