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FEMA Releases New Disaster Financial Management Guide

April 17, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA released a new “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support jurisdictions in establishing and implementing sound disaster financial management practices, which are critical for successful response and recovery. Though the guide is not specifically written for the coronavirus pandemic recovery, the basic concepts are relevant for all disaster recovery situations.

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The State of Coronavirus in America

Public Square

April 3, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The way the virus has hit states and regions of the country differs greatly. The State of Coronavirus in America looks at divergent health impacts, including varying acceleration and hotspots.

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Municipal Water System Staffing Needs Resource Center

April 2, 2020

City officials across Georgia are continuing to provide critical services to residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a state where 75% of cities have a population of less than 5000, that often means cities are operating with a limited number of staff. Water is one of the most basic and essential public services, yet small cities that provide water service often have a limited number of water department employees. In Georgia, there are 286 cities with a population below 5,000 that provide their own water distribution, water supply, and water treatment.

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GMA Provides Update on CARES Act

March 27, 2020

On March 27, the U.S. House is expected to approve the approve the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, intended to bring financial relief to Americans and businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

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Live Video Streaming Tips and Best Practices for Cities

CitySmart by Sophicity

March 25, 2020

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant

One great benefit of the online video explosion is the ability to easily stream videos live. As a city, you’ve probably already tried live streaming or want to explore this content option more. If so, we’ve got a few tips and best practices to keep in mind as you get those video cameras recording.

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Teleworking: Maximize Productivity for Business Continuity

March 19, 2020

This half-hour recorded webinar provides information on how local governments can maximize work continuity with employees working remotely.

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Coronavirus Resources for Municipal Leaders

March 12, 2020

Georgia's cities are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. With more cases occurring across the state on a daily basis, it’s important for local leaders to know where to find timely, accurate information. 

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Nominations Now Open for 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards

March 10, 2020

The Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) is presently soliciting nominations for its 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards.

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Hope for the Future: Connecting with the Next Generation of Leaders

Leadership Focus

March 9, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Whether it be addressing toxic global political polarization or a win at all costs mindset held by some, this generation is not only ready for positive change but also willing to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and initiate it.

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New Principles of Home Rule

March 3, 2020

National League of Cities

Home rule has historically provided a framework for local governance, but is it still meeting today's challenges? The National League of Cities (NLC) partnered with the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) to release Principles of Home Rule for the Twenty-First Century.

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Six Keys to Autonomous Transit that Fits Local Communities

Public Square

February 29, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

As cities and towns plan for rapidly changing transportation technology, flexible urban design and policy solutions are needed.

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Georgia Cities Prepare for the 2020 Legislative Session

February 27, 2020

GMA is following several issues this legislative session and keeping cities’ interests as its top priority.

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Millennial State and Local Government Employee Views on Jobs, Compensation and Retirement

February 19, 2020

National Institute on Retirement Security

A new issue brief finds that Millennials working in state and local government are satisfied with their jobs and intend to stay with their employers so long as their benefits are not cut.

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Top 10 Education Issues for Georgia in 2020

February 18, 2020

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education recently released the 2020 edition of the annual Top 10 Issues to Watch report, which identifies and analyzes the key education issues Georgia will be or should be addressing in the coming year. 

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The Art of Leadership and Leading for the Long Haul

Leadership Focus

February 12, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Taking the long-view in the decision making process can be difficult in the short term, but will always pay dividends in the long run.

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