LOGIN      CONTACT GMA      NEW TO GMA?                  

Articles & Resources

New Police Technology Drives Policy Issues
February 9, 2016
​As more and more police departments turn to technology—particularly cameras—to document encounters with the public, more questions than answers are arising in how to set policy around the new technology.

Georgia’s “Smart Cities” on the Rise
February 9, 2016
​Donalsonville, known as a quiet, friendly, rural southern city with an agriculture economy and great fishing at Lake Seminole, is building its way to the top of connected cities in the U.S.

Cities Charged with Keeping Credit Card Data Safe
February 9, 2016
The payment card industry no longer accepts a “check the box” mentality when it comes to merchant adoption and verification of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) required for compliance. Recent years have seen an uptick in cybercrime, with most data breaches compromising credit card data and personally identifiable information.

Safe Dams Program & Inventory of Dams
January 27, 2016
One of the functions of EPD’s Watershed Protection Branch is the administration of a Safe Dams Program. As part of this program, EPD provides an annual report of the dams inventory to Superior Court Clerks in each county. 

(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization
January 25, 2016   |  Smart Growth America
(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization is a resource for local elected officials who want to reinvigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development.

Municipal Policy Making Process Municipal Policy Making Process
January 21, 2016
Blaine Williams, Assistant Manager for the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, provided an overview of the unified government's policy making process including a sample agenda report. 

Addressing Health Disparities in Cities: Lessons from the Field
January 14, 2016   |  National League of Cities
Many city leaders are concerned about health disparities in their communities. They are eager to understand not only the underlying causes, but also how to lead and drive change to reduce these disparities.

Peachtree Corners Plans to Launch Business Incubator Peachtree Corners Plans to Launch Business Incubator
January 8, 2016
​In Oct. 2015, the Peachtree Corners city council approved a $300,000 investment for the launch of a business incubator program. The step is part of a nearly year-long effort to set up the program that will support budding entrepreneurs.

Vienna, Lavonia Winning with Healthy Workplaces
January 8, 2016
Working to create healthy environments for city employees has paid off for two cities. The city of Lavonia and Margaret Shelley, accounting clerk for the city of Vienna, were the 2015 recipients of the GMA Health and Wellness Leadership Award for their work in creating healthy workplaces.

GMA Workshop Series: DOR Local Government Services
December 17, 2015
GMA offered regional workshops in December 2015 to provide municipal officials with information about local revenues that are administered by the Department of Revenue. 

Redeveloped Cotton Mills Helps Stir Activity, Interest in Downtown Monroe Redeveloped Cotton Mills Helps Stir Activity, Interest in Downtown Monroe
November 9, 2015
When Monroe attorney Paul Rosenthal heard the turn-of-the-century cotton mill in the city, which shuttered in 2006, would be purchased and de­molished for materials, he jumped into action and purchased the 250,000 square foot, 10-plus-acre property in 2008.

Auburn Retailer’s Story Details Local Impact of E-Fairness Issue Auburn Retailer’s Story Details Local Impact of E-Fairness Issue
November 9, 2015
One of GMA’s top federal priorities is the issue of e-Fairness. Each year, Geor­gia’s state and local governments lose more than $800 million in sales tax revenue. Without Congressional action, state and local governments cannot compel Internet and catalog retailers to collect and remit sales taxes that are due on purchases.

Swainsboro Experiencing Significant Downtown Development Investment Swainsboro Experiencing Significant Downtown Development Investment
November 9, 2015
Carpenters, heavy equipment and building supplies have all been famil­iar sights in downtown Swainsboro lately. In the largest construction boom in downtown Swainsboro in more than a decade, the community will gain multiple newly-remodeled spaces that will serve as offices, restau­rants and public facilities.

Cornelia’s New Heritage Signs Provides Window to the Past Cornelia’s New Heritage Signs Provides Window to the Past
November 6, 2015
Cornelia Main Street recently un­veiled the first series of heritage signs in its downtown, allowing visitors to learn some area history without maps or guidebooks. 

Georgia Military College Opens in Dublin Skyscraper Georgia Military College Opens in Dublin Skyscraper
November 6, 2015

The Georgia Military College Dublin Campus recently opened in downtown Dublin, with Gov. Nathan Deal attend­ing the grand opening ceremony. The ceremony marked the opening of the restored 1913 First National Bank building that will house Dublin’s newest college campus. 


Displaying results 1-15 (of 218)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|