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August 5, 2015

Pickleball and disc golf appear to be taking many Georgia cities by storm, attracting young and mature adults to city parks and recreational facilities—without large government invest­ments.


July 30, 2015
In this video, Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon provides an overview of Woodstock's Newly Elected Officials Orientation process. 


July 28, 2015
This listing of state mandated reports and survey is provided for general informational purpose only and should not be considered as legal advice.


July 27, 2015   |  U.S. EPA
Over time, all communities experience changes that affect the industries, technologies, and land use patterns that help form the foundation of their local economies. Economically resilient towns, cities, and regions adapt to changing conditions and even reinvent their economic bases if necessary.


June 28, 2015
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) released a new industry impact report – “Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts.” This report contains a series of case studies and project studies that illuminate the positive impact of the arts as an economic development tool in Georgia’s communities.  


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.


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