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NLC Launches Opportunity Zone Resources

NLC Launches Opportunity Zone Resources

February 18, 2019

National League of Cities

Few issues have captured the attention of city leaders like “opportunity zones.” NLC compiled some frequently asked questions, a map of each designated zone, and a host of other external resources to help local officials find answers to their questions.

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Young Leaders Inspire Hope for the Future

Leadership Focus

February 14, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In cities across our state there are dynamic, energetic and emerging young leaders doing amazing things who are just waiting to be given a seat at the table and be part of the decision-making process of how our communities grow and evolve.

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Peachtree City Introduces North America to Unique Dam Design

February 11, 2019

 In 2018, the city of Peachtree City completed its larg­est infrastructure project since the city’s existence— a new spillway for the 240-acre Lake Peachtree.
 

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Tech Leaders Safeguard IT Infrastructure in Cities

February 11, 2019

A different form of infrastructure is taking over head­lines, budget items and local government officials’ attention. Referred to as “IT Infrastructure” or the composite hardware, software, network resources and services required for the operation of an entity’s technology environment, municipalities have been diligently working to strengthen theirs and safeguard against cybercrimes.

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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.
 

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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. 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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