Association Management Services

The Georgia Municipal Association provides contractual support services to several municipal and professional associations. The contract with each association differs, depending on what services GMA is asked to provide. Services may include conference and meeting planning, membership database management, newsletter preparation and dissemination, records management, website management and general and financial administration. Currently, GMA provides services to:

Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs
The purpose of this association is to support and improve statewide public safety and the general welfare of its members. For more information on the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC), contact Yalonde Tanner at ytanner@gafc.org.

Georgia City-County Management Association
The purposes of GCCMA are to improve the quality of local government in Georgia by supporting and encouraging professional local government management; to provide professional development programs and publications for local government professionals that improve their skills, increase their knowledge of local government, and strengthen their commitment to the values and ideas of professional management; and, to serve as the recognized affiliate organization of ICMA.

Founded in the 1950s by a small group of managers interested in professional development, the GCCMA membership now includes city and county managers and administrators and directors of regional commissions, and their principal assistants. Several state agencies are represented among the membership, in addition to representatives of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association.

For more information about the Georgia City-County Management Association, contact Janice Eidson at jeidson@gccma.com.

Georgia Downtown Association
The Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) promotes the economic redevelopment of Georgia's traditional downtowns. Through advocacy, education and marketing, GDA works to focus the public's attention on the value of downtown. GDA is an independent association that supports both public and private sector efforts targeted at enhancing Georgia's downtowns. For more information on GDA, contact Alan Dickerson at adickerson@gmanet.com.

Georgia Government Finance Officers Association
The Georgia Government Finance Officers Association (GGFOA) was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and foster excellence in governmental financial management through programs that enhance the abilities of the governmental finance professional.

GGFOA provides more than 650 members throughout the state of Georgia with educational programs, a technical referral network, and information concerning legislation and accounting policies that may affect the finance professional. For more information on GGFOA, please contact Kelly Shields at kshields@ggfoa.org.

GMA Gas Section
The purpose of the Gas Section of the Georgia Municipal Association is to coordinate activities and assist municipally-owned natural gas systems in providing efficient, safe and economical service to their consumers. For more information on the GMA Gas Section, contact Yalonde Tanner at ytanner@gmanet.com.

Gwinnett Municipal Association
The Gwinnett Municipal Association (GwMA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization created by the cities of Gwinnett County to help foster better cooperation among the cities of Gwinnett; to improve the understanding of the complex issues that cities face; and to provide for maximum efficiency and economy of taxpayer dollars. For more information on GwMA, contact Randy Meacham at rmeacham@gwmaonline.org.

Metro Atlanta Mayors Association
The Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), created in 2003, is a cooperative alliance of the mayors of 65 cities in the 10-county metro Atlanta region. Its purpose is to foster communications among cities in the metro Atlanta region, support public policy decisions beneficial to them, coordinate activities among the cities that benefit the entire region, and communicate identified needs to federal, state and regional agencies, organizations and the citizens of the region.

MAMA is committed to building strong and vibrant cities to preserve the quality of life in the metro Atlanta Region. For more information on MAMA, please contact Alfred Outland at aoutland@gmanet.com.