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February 8, 2018
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Mary O'Brien, CEO of Mobile Science Technologies, Inc., provided webinar participants with an overview of the Bright City App. This app allows cities to engage residents when it is most needful for the city and the resident.

 

February 2, 2018
Smart energy decision-making in the city of Valdosta includes technology and innovation and is powering up with the South Georgia sun. Valdosta has pur­sued renewable energy options since the early 2000s.

 

December 19, 2017
On May 24, 2017, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle announced the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs (COPS) Task Force to partner with local governments and law enforcement agencies to examine the importance of attracting and retaining experienced officers and address reforms in compensation.

 

December 12, 2017   |  National Association of City Transportation Officials
Streets that are safe and comfortable for bicycling across all ages and abilities are critical for urban mobility. 

 

December 11, 2017   |  Govtech
Attracting talented workers to all levels of government is a challenge public sector leaders have been grappling with for at least the last ten years, and workforce development remains a top issue for most local government CIOs.

 

November 29, 2017
CDC’s National Institute for Occu­pational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified law enforcement officers and those responsible for investigation and evidence handling as positions that might come into contact with fentanyl or its analogues. 
 

 

November 29, 2017
FirstNet is an independent authority within the National Telecommunica­tions and Information Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. It has a mission to develop, build and operate a nationwide broadband network that will equip all manners of first responders with the technology to help save lives and protect communities. It was first authorized by Congress in 2012 and was allotted 20 MHz of radio spectrum to build the network. Learn more below about FirstNet and how it will apply to specific cities.

 

November 27, 2017   |  National League of Cities
Throughout much of our history, children have grown up to reach a higher standard of living than their parents. While this has never been realized by all groups, the hope for a better life lies at the heart of the American Dream—if you work hard, you can be successful. But ...

 

November 27, 2017   |  National League of Cities
As cities embrace a future permeated by technology, local leaders must continually reassert and revisit community values, while ensuring these values are the foundation of new plans, policies, and programs. 

 

November 17, 2017   |  National League of Cities
The National League of Cities’ (NLC) Cities and the Innovation Economy: Perceptions of Local Leaders is a nationwide analysis of the current state of the ‘sharing economy’ and smart city technologies— including drones—and their impact on cities. 

 

November 17, 2017   |  Schneider Electric
This webinar, presented by Christie Williams and Trent Egbert of Schneider Electric, focuses on the use of performance contracts as a means for city governments in Georgia to lower operating costs through investment in efficient city infrastructure. During the webinar, the presenters focus on the strategies cities should employ when seeking an energy service company for this type of performance contracting.

 

November 15, 2017   |  Gale Horton Gay
Risk and managing risk is something cities big and small, urban and rural have in common.

 

November 14, 2017
Throughout the state, city leaders are beginning to see their younger resi­dents as a resource for community problem-solving, which has sparked an interest and investment in forming youth councils. 

 

November 9, 2017   |  CPS HR Consulting
Decades of research have shown that employee engagement is linked to organizational performance, including in government.

 

November 3, 2017   |  Americans for the Arts
A new national study by Americans for the Arts finds that the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in government revenue.

 

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