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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 Jobs

March 29, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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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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Local Tools to Address Housing Affordability: A State-By-State Analysis

March 22, 2019

National League of Cities

Every person in every city across America wants a safe, affordable place to call home, but for too many people across the country, that vision is not available. That is why the National League of Cities (NLC) has made it a priority to support local leaders’ efforts to identify and implement local housing solutions.

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The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

March 22, 2019

Route 50

With the focus on the problems recruiting and retaining talented young people, especially in high-demand fields, it sometimes seems as if government has forgotten its older workers. But that would be a serious and costly mistake.

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Cities Count: Preparing for the 2020 Census

Cities Count: Preparing for the 2020 Census

March 19, 2019

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities supports local leaders as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census. This website contains links to a municipal action guide as well as a checklist, timeline, talking points and other information.

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Counting for Dollars 2020: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds

March 19, 2019

George Washington Institute of Public Policy

George Washington University's Counting for Dollars 2020 research project seeks to identify each federal program that geographically distributes financial assistance based, in whole or part, on data derived from the decennial census, and to ascertain the connection between census accuracy and the equitable distribution of funds to states and local areas.

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Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities

Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities

March 19, 2019

CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research

The City University of New York (CUNY) has developed a map of hard-to-count (HTC) communities to highlight areas of the country whose populations had low mail return rates for the 2010 Census. The map helps organizations that are working to make sure these hard-to-count areas and populations are fully counted to ensure a fair and accurate census.

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