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10.31.2014 | Georgia Communities Receive Infrastructure Loans Totaling $13 Million Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

10.31.2014 | Georgia can’t say if farmers abuse tax exemptions Dan Chapman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

10.30.2014 | Local Government Practicum Call for Projects

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10.31.2014 | Reese takes Consultant Job Without Pay Carrollton Times-Georgian

10.31.2014 | New riverfront kayak launches open in downtown Albany | VIDEO Albany Herald

10.31.2014 | Council contenders: Eagles hold forum before Nov. 4 election Tribune & Georgian

Sen. Steve Gooch, left, recently met with Dahlonega Councilmember Sam Norton, center, and GMA Director of Governmental Relations Tom Gehl, right, to discuss municipal legislative issues.

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Weapons in Georgia's Cities: 2014 Update

House Bill 60, a comprehensive firearms and weapons bill, passed both chambers of the Georgia Legislature on March 20, 2014 and has been signed by Gov. Deal. Its provisions affecting Georgia's cities become effective July 1, 2014.
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It’s a Great Season to Reflect on Who and What Makes Our Cities Special
Lamar Norton
GMA Executive Director
October 6, 2014

Fall is a favorite time of year for many of us. The leaves begin to change, the temperature gets cooler and cities across the state host festivals and other events that bring crowds of residents and tourists to their downtowns. Georgia’s cities have a lot to offer.

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Our Town Grant Program | National Endowment for the Arts | Due: 12/15/2014

Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant | Wells Fargo & National Fish & Wildlife Foundation | Due: 12/10/2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Grants | Bloomberg Philanthropies | Due: 12/15/2014

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2015 Mayors' Day Conference

2015 Mayors Day Conference

Join city officials from across the state in January for GMA's 2015 Mayors' Day Conference.


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