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GMA Named a Top Workplace in Atlanta GMA Named a Top Workplace in Atlanta
March 22, 2017
“GMA is truly a family and these results only reflect what I see each day,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton.


Brookhaven Task Force Prepares for Zoning Rewrite Brookhaven Task Force Prepares for Zoning Rewrite
March 14, 2017
Brookhaven is known as one of the fast­est growing cities in the metro area. Just shy of its fifth birthday, it’s also one of the youngest. With the city being in its infancy, Brookhaven leaders have the opportunity to ensure that its growth is not just fast but smart.


Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson Elected Chair of Metro Atlanta Mayors Association Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson Elected Chair of Metro Atlanta Mayors Association
March 13, 2017
The members of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association unanimously elected Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson as chairman of the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA) during a meeting at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference on Jan. 22


HB 146: Firefighter Cancer Insurance Passes through Senate, Awaits House Approval
March 9, 2017
This legislation would require that legally organized fire departments have insurance coverage to pay claims for cancer. HB 146 would require local fire departments to provide a lump sum payment to any firefighter diagnosed with certain types of cancers and up to three years of disability payments to firefighters who, because of injury or illness, cannot work as a firefighter.


Bridges Receives ‘Lifetime Service’ Award Bridges Receives ‘Lifetime Service’ Award
March 9, 2017
Former Sylvester City Manager Debbie Bridges received the Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in recognition of her 40 years of service to the city.


GMA Municipal Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
February 27, 2017
GMA is accepting nominations through April 26 for its Municipal Government Hall of Fame. 


‘Read Across Georgia Month’ Puts Spotlight on Critical State Need ‘Read Across Georgia Month’ Puts Spotlight on Critical State Need
February 24, 2017
March is “Read Across Georgia Month,” providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of reading proficiency in a child’s life.


Water Wars: Special Master Makes Finding in Georgia's Favor Water Wars: Special Master Makes Finding in Georgia's Favor
February 15, 2017
A Special Master for the U.S. Supreme Court made a recommendation in Georgia’s favor in a suit brought by Florida over water allocations. GMA, in conjunction with ACCG, the Georgia Conservancy and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of the state of Georgia. The Supreme Court can accept or reject the Special Master's recommendation, or proceed in an entirely different direction.  


Cities Recognized as ‘Cities of Ethics’ Cities Recognized as ‘Cities of Ethics’
February 14, 2017
The city of Summerville was recognized for earning the Cities of Ethics des­ignation at GMA’s Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.


Congressman Drew Ferguson Shares Plans for New Position Congressman Drew Ferguson Shares Plans for New Position
February 14, 2017
In between initial meet­ings, preparing for the Inauguration and set­tling into his new office in Washington, D.C., newly elected Con­gressman Drew Fergu­son, and former mayor of West Point, spent some time with Geor­gia’s Cities and shared more insight on the plans he has for his new position.


Mayors’ Day Serves as Real-Life Application for Youth Delegates Mayors’ Day Serves as Real-Life Application for Youth Delegates
February 14, 2017
For years, the phrase: “Remember, Mayors’ Day isn’t just for mayors and it isn’t just for one day!” has accompanied Mayors’ Day Conference announce­ments—and that rang especially true this year as GMA hosted the biggest group of youth delegates in Atlanta.
 


Rome BID Presents Check to Support Free Downtown Shuttle Service Rome BID Presents Check to Support Free Downtown Shuttle Service
February 10, 2017
In December 2016, the city of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority Board presented a check on behalf of Rome BID (Business Improvement District) for $8,000 to The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) to help support the new, free shuttle service in Downtown Rome.
 


City Officials Analyze Legislative Priorities at Mayors’ Day
February 8, 2017
Mayors’ Day Conference attendees spent much of their Sunday, Jan. 22 and Monday morning, Jan. 23, in open discussion on possible issues of impact in several policy committee meetings and hearing from state leaders during the Legislative Networking Breakfast. 
 


Water Projects and the 21st Century Cures Act Take Effect
January 31, 2017
The recent appropriations bill passed by the Senate includes appropriations of $100 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund for any state; $20 million for WIFIA loan and loan guarantees for water infrastructure projects nationwide; and $50 million to support public health initiatives such as lead poisoning prevention, research and health assistance.


Technological Leaps Lead Telecoms’ Legislative Efforts
January 25, 2017
Smartphones are a ubiquitous device across Georgia. Coupled with other technological advancements such as smart cars, driverless technology and the “Internet of Things” in which even regular household appliances will be connected to the Internet, telecoms have a lot of investments to make in the state to meet the growing technological demands. With the inevitability of a greater societal reliance on broadband Internet, telecom companies are stepping up advocacy activities in the state and pushing for legislative initiatives in 2017.


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