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ICMA Equity & Inclusion Resources

June 11, 2020

International City/County Management Association

Creating better communities begins with a commitment to equity and inclusion. ICMA strives to ensure that its members and local government managers overall reflect the diversity of the people they serve. ICMA works to mitigate the effects of bias in all areas of local government by developing and promoting programs and initiatives in the areas of service delivery, hiring practices, leadership development, community engagement, and workplace culture.

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Government Alliance on Race & Equity Tools and Resources

Government Alliance on Race & Equity Tools and Resources

June 11, 2020

Government Alliance on Race & Equity

This Tools and Resources page created by the Government Alliance on Race & Equity reflects a growing field of practice so that local and regional governments can proactively work to advance racial equity and increase success for all.

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Children and Youth Summer Activity Guide

June 9, 2020

In response to the challenges brought about because of the pandemic, the 50 State Afterschool Network, with leadership from the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN), has created the Summer Activity Guide to engage and support children and youth nationwide during this atypical summer.

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Healing in Our Nation: It Begins at the Local Level

Leadership Focus

June 9, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

It is my great hope that local governments in our great state and throughout our nation will rise above the politics of division and take a leadership role in holding true to the ideal that our nation is “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst: Addressing the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic in America's Struggling Neighborhoods

June 8, 2020

Center for Community Progress

This short guide has been prepared to help local officials and community stakeholders start thinking about how to address the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in economically stressed and physically disinvested areas.

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Cities Shine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5, 2020

Chris Obenschain

As seen in the aftermath of 9/11 and other catastrophes, people tend to help one another in times of crisis. And nowhere has that been more evident than with Georgia’s cities.

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Cities Learn Recreational Spaces Can Solve Community Challenges

June 5, 2020

By Gayle Horton Gay

Across Georgia, land use projects have been completed and are underway that are providing recreational benefits for Georgians and, in some cases, resolving infrastructure problems as well.

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Message from GMA Officers: Change is Needed Now to Address Inequality

June 4, 2020

Change is needed now, and it is leaders on the local, state, and national level that must listen and support those we know have suffered from inequality and those we have never met.

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Community Ties: Understanding What Attaches People to the Place Where They Live

May 29, 2020

Knight Foundation

Well before COVID-19 shut down community life as we know it, Knight Foundation commissioned Urban Institute to explore a key question: what attaches people to the places where they live?

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Johns Creek's "Share Joy" 2020 Initiative

May 28, 2020

In this short video, Johns Creek provides an overview of the city's "Share Joy!" art campaign, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

May 27, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA provides actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations and encourages personal preparedness measures amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While this document focuses on hurricane season preparedness, most planning considerations can also be applied to any disaster operation in the COVID-19 environment, including no-notice incidents, spring flooding and wildfire seasons, and typhoon response.

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Back to Business Webinar

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it, and many uncertainties remain as local governments prepare to reopen and engage with city employees and residents. This webinar was designed to help with that process and features presentations from GMA, Douglasville, Dublin and Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale.

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Five Ideas to Help Kids and Families

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Georgia's children and families. These five suggestions address challenges arising from the pandemic which could result in better outcomes for Georgia's children and youth. 

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Leading in Crisis: Listen to the Professionals

Leadership Focus

May 14, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

I firmly believe that in the current situation we find ourselves it is now more important than ever for local elected officials to listen to the experts.

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DCA Updates Uniform Chart of Accounts for Local Governments

May 13, 2020

This article contains a series of resources for the updated UCOA for local Georgia governments.

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