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February 7, 2014
In January, GeorgiaForward kicked off its second annual Young Gamechangers program in Dublin convening 34 of the state’s most promising young leaders, with the goal of helping the community “re-vision’” itself as a vibrant 21st century community.


January 13, 2014
According to state civil engineers, Georgia’s infrastructure has failed to improve over the last five years.


January 7, 2014   |  Jerri Goodman, Metter Advertiser
A group of more than 15 representatives from the Governors Association of Korea visited Metter in October as part of a statewide tour led by Russell Brooks, associate director of the international center of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.


December 6, 2013
GMA conducted a one hour webinar on December 5, 2013 to highlight recent changes to Georgia’s immigration laws and to review reporting requirements for SAVE and E-Verify.


November 27, 2013
This video on budget preparation, presented by Pam Helton, Director of Consulting Services at the Georgia Municipal Association, is designed to provide an overview of the budgeting process for small cities.


November 22, 2013   |  U.S. EPA
Many companies representing diverse business types have recognized that compact, walkable downtowns are good for business and are choosing their operating locations accordingly.


October 31, 2013
This webinar on code enforcement, presented by Sammy Rich, Assistant City Manager with the City of Rome, is designed to increase your knowledge of code enforcement.


October 30, 2013
Preclearance of voting issues, including municipal districts, precinct locations and annexation approval, is no longer required because of a decision from the United States Supreme Court earlier this summer.


October 8, 2013
What was once an abandoned freight rail line is now a vibrant concrete multi-use path and linear green space that is called the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. It allows walkers, joggers and bicyclists to travel to popular At­lanta destinations like Piedmont Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward.


October 8, 2013
As part of its active living initiatives, Decatur has installed signs in strategic areas around the city to help promote walking and take cars off the road. The signs tell how long it will take to walk to activity centers in the city.


October 8, 2013
Supporters of a new highway that would directly con­nect LaGrange to Macon contend the road could help stir economic development in middle Georgia.


September 26, 2013   |  Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
A new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, takes a fresh look at the convergence of shrinking state financial support and declining local tax bases that leave most of Georgia’s school districts in a money crunch.


September 18, 2013
This one-page fact sheet dispels some of the myths surrounding the Marketplace Fairness Act. GMA encourages city officials to use this when speaking with their member of Congress about this issue.


September 16, 2013   |  Carolyn Berndt, National League of Cities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a comprehensive guide of the various federal financing programs for state and local government energy efficiency and clean energy projects.


September 13, 2013
Creating an effective code enforcement program begins with an understanding of state law and the various legal tools available to local governments.


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