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Why Is Patching a Problem? Reasons Behind Resisting a Surefire Cybersecurity Best Practice

CitySmart by Sophicity

October 25, 2018

Mario Solivan, Network Infrastructure Consultant

Unpatched computers, servers, and devices are one of the top three reasons for cyber breaches. This type of breach isn’t caused by some unknown reason. It stems from a known issue. A patch (or fix) already exists, and the breach occurs because the patch hasn’t been applied. So, why is patching a problem?

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Autonomous Vehicle Pilots Across America

October 24, 2018

National League of Cities

This National League of Cities action guide is meant to give cities the ability to better understand and approach the impending rollout of autonomous vehicles in their cities.

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Episode 22: Jim Trott - Town of Pine Mountain

October 22, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Pine Mountain, GA to talk with Mayor Jim Trott. The two discuss how Mayor Trott came to live in Pine Mountain and how he was thrust into local government, as well as the journey Pine Mountain has taken in diversifying its economy while maintaining its small town charm.

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"Alexa, Ask the City of Johns Creek"

October 17, 2018

Smart Cities Dive

Johns Creek has developed a municipal Amazon Alexa skill, which leverages open data from the city's open data portal (DataHub) and makes it more accessible to citizens through Alexa's natural language question-answer workflow. By simply asking the "City of Johns Creek" skill, users can obtain answers to more than 200 questions regarding city operations, services and common inquiries.

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Resource Guide to Data Governance and Security

October 16, 2018

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)

To help municipalities improve their data policies and practices, this guide assembles lessons from the experiences of partners in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership network and similar organizations. The guide presents advice and annotated resources for a comprehensive data governance program.

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Small Cities in Georgia Save Big with IMLA Lite

October 16, 2018

GMA provides International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Lite memberships to Georgia cities with population less than 2,500 at no cost to those cities. The IMLA Lite membership provides registration benefits and well as other education and infomation sharing opportunities.

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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon

October 14, 2018

Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.”

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Creative Placemaking and Community Safety

October 10, 2018

Urban Institute

To better understand how creative placemaking can enhance community safety, the Urban Institute studied several creative placemaking efforts, examining their design, implementation, challenges, and successes.

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Treating Others with Dignity and Respect: Why it Still Matters

Leadership Focus

October 10, 2018

Deke Copenhaver

Today’s world, particularly in politics, seems to be increasingly bereft of the idea that treating people with common decency is a good thing, much less as a character trait we should encourage current and future generations to emulate. How do we fix a problem that seems unfixable in a society all too fixated on the idea that “might makes right” combined with a win at all cost mindset? 

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Episode 21: Oh It’s Time for Some Campaigning - Workshop Episode

October 9, 2018

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale interviews candidates for Georgia's Governor and Lt. Governor in advance of the election this Nov. 6th and asks questions about how they will benefit Rural Georgia.

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Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change

October 4, 2018

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE)

Human resources departments for some state and local governments are trying to improve how to attract and retain employees according to new research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and Kronos, a firm specializing in workforce-related services.

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East Point Firefighter Donates Hundreds of Pounds of Clothes to Belize

October 2, 2018

A visit to a yard sale inspired an East Point Firefighter to undertake a charitable effort that now impacts the lives of many in his home country of Belize. Krishna Craig is a three-and-a-half-year veteran with the city of East Point Fire Department. Recently, he completed his second humanitarian trip to his beloved country where he’s delivered more than 800 pounds of shoes and clothing to persons in need.
 

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H2Opportunity Career Paths for Water Protection

October 1, 2018

H2Opportunity

H2Opportunity in an outreach program created by members of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) to provide students in the state of Georgia with a renewed understanding of water issues within our state and highlight the benefits of a job in the water industry.

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Five Takeaways for Cities from the FCC’s Small Cell Preemption Order

Five Takeaways for Cities from the FCC’s Small Cell Preemption Order

September 27, 2018

National League of Cities

On Wednesday, September 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a declaratory ruling and report and order that would enact harsh new preemptions of local authority over small cell wireless facility deployment and management of local rights-of-way. The order is expected to go into effect 30 days after publication of the final version in the Federal Register.

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Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt To Evolving Markets

September 26, 2018

National League of Cities

A new National League of Cities (NLC) report analyzes how city leaders can develop resilient local waste management systems in response to China’s stringent new regulations. The report marks the beginning of a larger effort to examine sustainability in solid waste management and highlights effective local responses.

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