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October 17, 2016
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.


October 14, 2016
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.


October 13, 2016   |  National League of Citieis
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.


October 12, 2016   |  Robert Reed, Southface
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.


October 11, 2016   |  Peggy Merriss - City Manager, Decatur
Economic sustainability provides residents, busi­ness owners, taxpayers and financial markets with confidence in a city’s vitality and financial position.


October 10, 2016
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.


October 7, 2016   |  U.S. Department of Justice & U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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.


October 5, 2016
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).


September 19, 2016   |  Gale Gay
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.


September 19, 2016
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.


September 19, 2016
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.


September 16, 2016   |  Phil Friduss
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.


September 16, 2016
From August 11-12, GMA in partnership with ACCG held its 2nd Annual Govern­ment Communicators Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.


September 16, 2016
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.


September 16, 2016
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.


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