Municipal Desk Reference


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GMA is pleased to provide this revised Georgia Model Municipal Charter as an aid to city officials who wish to modernize their existing city charter.

Published Date: January 1, 2014

Teresa Tomlinson, the mayor of Columbus, Georgia, talks about why she ran for her city’s top elected position and what new mayors learn when they get to office.

Published Date: September 11, 2013

The Census of Governments is the only uniform source of data for all the state and local governments in the United States. The information collected is an integral part of the foundation for developing national economic and public policy by measuring public activity.

Published Date: November 30, 2012

Kit Dunlap, president and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in Gainesville, Georgia, talks about how communities create effective elected officials who enjoy broad public support.

Published Date: July 10, 2012

Mayor Mike Bodker of Johns Creek, Georgia talks about how you start a city from scratch.

Published Date: June 11, 2012

Q&A from Ask GMA.

Published Date: November 5, 2010

GMA is pleased to provide "Ethics in Government: Charting the Right Course" as an aid for municipal officials.

Published Date: July 15, 2010

Georgia's Regional Development Centers (RDCs) were replaced by Regional Commissions (RCs) on July 1, 2009.

Published Date: August 26, 2009

This publication is intended to serve as a guide to municipal governments for simplified procedures to follow in the course of a council meeting.

Published Date: June 1, 2007

Becoming an incorporated entity has numerous advantages but also carries various responsibilities.

Published Date: August 11, 2005

There are at least four ways to evaluate whether retention of a professional manager or administrator in a small city is appropriate: cost-benefit analysis, lost opportunity cost analysis, process analysis, and goals analysis.

Published Date: August 13, 2004

One of the frequent questions posed to GMA by city attorneys, city officials and, occasionally, news media representatives, relates to the legality and method of increasing the salaries of elected officials.

Published Date: December 21, 2001

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