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Athens-Clarke County Innovation Ambassadors

March 7, 2018

How can cities foster and institutionalize a culture of innovation? Athens-Clarke County recently implemented a program to encourage collaborative and cross-departmental improvements.

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Difficult Times and Sensitive Situations Require Strong Leadership

March 6, 2018

Gale Horton Gay

The leadership of city and coun­ty officials can make or break a community. Good, solid leader­ship can improve quality of life for residents, attract business and industry as well as strengthen re­lationships with all stakeholders, especially in times of crisis.
 

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Episode 3: James Eubanks - Town of Pelham

March 5, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Pelham, GA to talk with Mayor James Eubanks, a young Mayor that started in local government at the age of 25. The two discuss Mayor Eubanks leaving and coming back home to Pelham, small town rivalry with the next town over, having your own small town city school system, and why Pelham is a place you should visit.

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5 Things City Leaders Should Know About Opportunity Zones

5 Things City Leaders Should Know About Opportunity Zones

February 28, 2018

National League of Cities

Opportunity Zones is a new community development initiative established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 designed to spur long-term private investment in low-income communities nationwide. The program offers a federal tax incentive for reinvesting capital gains into “Opportunity Funds,” which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called “Opportunity Zones.”

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5 Reasons to Modernize Your Hardware

CitySmart by Sophicity

February 27, 2018

Jessica Zubizarreta, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

There are five major reasons why modernizing your hardware is important and should take place on a regular replacement cycle (or better yet, why you should move to a cloud platform that eliminates the need for some hardware).

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Best-Performing Cities 2017: Where America’s Jobs are Created and Sustained

February 21, 2018

Milken Institute

Metropolitan areas are crucial drivers of growth in the American economy, taking different paths to prosperity depending on their industry mix, policy choices, and available resources. The Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities (BPC) index provides an objective benchmark for examining the underlying factors and identifying unique characteristics of economic growth in metropolitan areas.

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Delivering Urban Resilience

February 20, 2018

Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook of Capital E in Partnership with NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute

A new report by Greg Kats and Keith Glassbrook of Capital-E in partnership with NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute examines the community-scale benefits of buildings deploying green design features — and makes a convincing case that local governments stand to gain billions through improved water management, energy efficiency, economic competitiveness, public health and even disaster mitigation.

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Episode 2: Lace Futch - City of Willacoochee - Part 2

February 19, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale continues his conversation with Lace Futch, Willacoochee, GA's former Mayor. The two discuss the impressive job creation in Willacooche, the joys and struggles that many rural communities share today, as well more small town adventures.

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Opioid Litigation: To Sue or Not to Sue

February 15, 2018

GMA Office of the General Counsel

There are several firms actively soliciting cities in Georgia to hire them to represent the city in opioid litigation.  GMA urges member cities to consult with their city attorney before deciding to join the litigation and before signing up with a law firm to represent their city in the litigation.

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Room to Grow: New Frontiers for Apprenticeships

February 14, 2018

Burning Glass Technologies & Harvard Business School

While popular elsewhere, apprenticeships represent a relatively small number of jobs in the United States. This report assesses the potential for apprenticeships to address the skills gap and other barriers to workforce development in the national economy. 

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2018 Management Survey: Leading Challenges in State & Local Government

2018 Management Survey: Leading Challenges in State & Local Government

February 14, 2018

Route Fifty

Route Fifty's second biennial survey of civil servants presents a nationwide picture of management challenges for state and local employees.

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True Confessions of a Former Mayor: My Media Experiment

Leadership Focus

February 14, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

After leaving office I had a unique opportunity to seek the common ground in our community as I was asked to host a daily talk show on a local radio station.  Although I had very little radio experience I welcomed the chance to have three hours of air time daily to laser focus on what was going on in our community.

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911 Surcharge Compliance Review Service

February 14, 2018

In 2017, GMA launched a new service designed to evaluate whether telephone providers are properly collecting and remitting the 911 surcharge as required by O.C.G.A. § 46-5-134 to jurisdictions that operate 911 systems. 

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Small Cell Equipment in Public ROW and GMA TRM Program

February 14, 2018

GMA Telecommunications & Right of Way Management Staff

While cities support new technologies that improve or enhance coverage, these proposals for small cell antenna infrastructure may pose potential problems and conflicts with a city’s right of way, including requirements for public safety, zoning, and aesthetics.

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Citizen Engagement through the Bright City App

February 8, 2018

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Mary O'Brien, CEO of Mobile Science Technologies, Inc., provided webinar participants with an overview of the Bright City App. This app allows cities to engage residents when it is most needful for the city and the resident.

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