Georgia’s Cities sat down with the city of Atlanta’s Director of Sustainability Stephanie Stuckey Benfield and the city of Savannah’s Sustainability Director Nick Deffley to learn more about their responsibilities and how cities of all sizes can incorporate sustainability into their programing and practices.
The city of Dunwoody successfully installed two publicly-accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within city limits. According to city officials, this achievement represents a first step in the successful implementation of the city’s Sustainability Plan and has received extremely positive reviews from citizens and visitors alike.
The National League of Cities (NLC) 31st annual City Fiscal Conditions report finds that after a slow recovery from the Great Recession, the fiscal conditions of U.S. cities are strengthening. Based on a nationwide survey of city finance officers, improved fiscal health in 2016 was driven by improvements in the value of the tax base and better-than-anticipated revenue growth.
Towns and cities today face challenges that are new, variable and driving innovation. Air and water quality, transit connectivity and competitiveness in the new global economy are all compounded by increased global population and pressure on town infrastructure and services.
Economic sustainability provides residents, business owners, taxpayers and financial markets with confidence in a city’s vitality and financial position.
Clarkesville leaders embraced the opportunity to reshape their community after a devastating fire on March 5, 2014. One of city leaders’ first steps was to commission an economic revitalization plan through the Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning (RSVP) program.
The U.S. Department of Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a comprehensive report that examines barriers and promising practices - in recruitment, hiring and retention - for advancing diversity in law enforcement.
On Sept. 21, Georgia leaders, Atlanta city officials and staff joined community members to travel 100 feet to the bottom of the former Bellwood Quarry for the ceremonial naming and activation of the massive 400-foot, $11.6 million tunnel boring machine (TBM).
In the 1900s textile mills were a vital part of the Georgia economy. Now, some of these former industrial spaces—many of which have sat vacant for decades—are finding new lives as entertainment and trendy commerce spaces drawing new audiences including tourists.
After a million requests for a list of products manufactured in Georgia, Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, now has solutions to please both general consumers and manufacturers. And he offers a challenge.
The town of Braselton celebrated its 100th birthday recently by opening the first phase of the new Town Green Park. Braselton was chartered on Aug. 21, 1916.
Amanda Newcomb is out of money. Because of that, she is unable to regularly feed her dog, Juno. Her neighbor, apparently following Juno’s plight, calls the Oregon Humane Society, and so begins the saga.
From August 11-12, GMA in partnership with ACCG held its 2nd Annual Government Communicators Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
In August, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-produced feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $7 billion during fiscal year 2016. The 245 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.02 billion in direct spending in the state.
Georgia's cities are home to several unique museums ranging from the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie to the Lunch Box Museum in Columbus.