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June 15, 2015
This GMA  hosted webinar features staff from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sharing information on programs and funding opportunities offered through its Rural Development division. 

 

June 9, 2015   |  Karen Smith, Executive Director, Main Street & Tourism, City of Thomasville
​In March of 2014, Thomasville residents and com­munity leaders came together to craft a vision for a new Creative District in an area of downtown for­merly known as “The Bottom.” All stakeholders be­lieved that this Creative District should embrace the geographic context of the land, and, at the same time, express Thomasville’s rich cultural heritage.

 

June 5, 2015
In 2014, ArtPlace awarded the College Hill Alliance $125,000 to support its effort to host Central Geor­gia’s first maker festival. The event aims to position Macon regionally as a leader in creative placemaking and innovation.

 

June 5, 2015
In several cities throughout Georgia, officials are supporting art projects that recognize local individuals who have made stellar achievements in sports, military service, business and more. Other communities are using visual art projects to enhance and beautify their communities as well as increase visitors to specific areas.

 

May 29, 2015
During the 2015 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation that provides for a major change to existing laws governing taxicabs, limousines, and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft.

 

May 5, 2015   |  Corey Gaines, University of West Georgia Student
​With more than 12,000 students, the University of West Georgia (UWG) has become a vital asset to the city of Carrollton and to the surrounding region. 

 

May 5, 2015
Four years ago, the city of Waynesboro celebrated the opening of its Greenway Trail that includes an exer­cise course and links downtown to schools, library, recreation and several neighborhoods.

 

May 4, 2015
While many Georgia cities enjoy good working relationships with colleges and universities within their boundaries, there are often challenges and unrealized opportunity to improve collaborations. 

 

April 29, 2015
This GMA webinar on protecting your city's data was done in partnership with Sophicity and was recorded live during a regional workshop on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Nathan Eisner of Sophicity was the presenter.

 

April 28, 2015
In this video presentation, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown provides an overview of the Hall County Joint Municipal Association, a tool used in Hall County to facilitate collaboration between the cities and county on a variety of issues.

 

April 24, 2015   |  Smart Growth America
What do communities get for their investments in Complete Streets? In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal.

 

April 14, 2015
In his TEDXAugusta talk on January 30, 2015, Deke Copenhaver, the former mayor of Augusta, Georgia, highlights how cities should be viewed as organisms where all sectors need to be healthy in order to achieve sustainable prosperity.

 

April 10, 2015   |  Liz McLean
​Only three months into its existence, the recently merged city of McRae-Helena has already overcome numerous obstacles, encountered new challenges and planned for the future. 

 

April 8, 2015   |  Shannon Ferguson
Three years and 29 students later the Downtown Renaissance Partnership, an innovative collaboration among GMA, the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the College of Environment and Design (CED), is thriving and delivering results for Geor­gia cities.

 

April 8, 2015   |  Adelia Ladson
Hal Carter, owner of Hal Carter Construc­tion, who was born and raised in Sylvester, has spent the last decade helping to improve downtown Moultrie by sharing his passion for historical buildings.

 

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