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U.S. Department of Commerce Seeking Feedback on Resilience Planning Guide
May 15, 2015
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from city planners, city managers, and other relevant personnel regarding their recently released, “Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure.” 

GMA Comments on Proposed Drought and Water Efficiency Rules
May 14, 2015
GMA, along with ACCG, recently commented to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on proposed changes to Georgia’s Drought Management and Water Supply Efficiency rules. The proposed rule changes would impact all cities in the state, particularly those with water withdrawal permits and those that operating public water systems.

Deal: Georgians rise to transportation challenges Deal: Georgians rise to transportation challenges
May 4, 2015   |  Office of Gov. Nathan Deal
Today at Liberty Plaza, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law HB 170, legislation that addresses Georgia’s critical transportation infrastructure needs.

UGA Professor: Georgia Midterm Elections Sets Stage for 2016 UGA Professor: Georgia Midterm Elections Sets Stage for 2016
May 1, 2015
‚ÄčThe lessons from the 2014 mid-term elections have bearing on how the 2016 elections may go for the Republican and Democratic parties, said UGA's Dr. Charles Bullock. Speaking at GMA's Legislative Policy Council meeting in Athens, Bullock reviewed the results of the 2014 elections and what may lie ahead for the 2016 elections.

GMA Urges Cities to Fill Out Government Management Indicators Survey
April 28, 2015
GMA encourages cities to visit the Georgia Department of Community Affaris' (DCA) website and fill out it's 2015 Government Management Indicators (GOMI) Survey prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.

DCA Commissioner Knowles Announces New Community Services Division
April 21, 2015
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Camila Knowles made a big announcement at the Georgia Economic Developers Association monthly luncheon on April 20 in Atlanta about the creation of DCA’s new Community Services Division. The division will be staffed with one regional representative for each of the state’s 12 service delivery regions. 

Cities Celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 19-25 with Wide Variety of Activities Cities Celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 19-25 with Wide Variety of Activities
April 20, 2015
Cities across Georgia will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 19-25 with the theme “Destination Downtown.” The week is designed to recognize the many services city governments provide for the quality of life of citizens.

New DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles Excited to Help Cities Achieve Their Goals New DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles Excited to Help Cities Achieve Their Goals
April 10, 2015
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has a new leader, Camila Knowles. Knowles was sworn into office on January 15. Her staff interviewed her back in January and GMA is publishing that interview along with the commissioner’s answers to a few questions of our own.

GMA Named a Top Workplace for 2015 GMA Named a Top Workplace for 2015
March 22, 2015
GMA has been named one of the Top Workplaces for 2015 in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

New or revitalized downtowns springing up all over Metro Atlanta
March 13, 2015   |  Arielle Kass, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Like many suburban cities across the metro area, the Gwinnett County community of Sugar Hill is making over its downtown to appeal to young millennials and retiring baby boomers who want walkable town centers with plenty to do.

Communities Taking Proactive Measures Ahead of Possible Military Cuts Communities Taking Proactive Measures Ahead of Possible Military Cuts
March 5, 2015
Having a military base nearby can be a major benefit to a local economy but the elimination or reduction in personnel of such a facility can be potentially devastating. 

City Officials Encouraged to Nominate Exceptional Clerks/Finance Officers for Award
February 10, 2015
The Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2014-2015 Municipal Clerk of the Year and the 2014-2015 Finance Officer of the Year Awards.

Riley Discusses New Role as Revenue Commissioner Riley Discusses New Role as Revenue Commissioner
February 9, 2015
Newly appointed Department of Rev­enue Commissioner Lynne Riley sat down with Georgia’s Cities in Decem­ber of 2014 and discussed the oppor­tunities, challenges and issues that she faces in her new role.

GMA Applauds FCC Stance on Public Broadband
February 2, 2015
GMA applauds FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s leadership and his recognition that local governments play an integral role in ensuring broadband competition for their residents.

House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts Introduces Transportation Funding Act of 2015
January 29, 2015
State Representative Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) today announced the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. This legislation addresses Georgia’s critical transportation infrastructure needs and provides more than $1 billion in new transportation funding without a tax increase.

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