IT Security Challenges
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, cyber security expert Iven Connary of vSector Security Technologies provided webinar participants with an overview of both the challenges and potential solutions for enhancing IT security. This recording of this webinar, presented within this article, is beneficial generally for city staff and elected officials.
GMA Model ROW Agreement Webinar
Many cities have worked with telecommunications companies seeking to place equipment on water tank towers and cell towers on public rights of way. As these companies increasingly compete for better wireless coverage, they have begun to rely more on specialty companies that approach cities about placing “small cells” in the public right of way.
Watkinsville - The Artland of Georgia
Many historical towns/villages are identified by statues of famous people telling a compelling story of place and culture. Watkinsville does not have such a monument, though its history extends to the beginning of the 19th century. What it does have is art, and a thriving community pride in its growing reputation as the Artland of Georgia.
Fort Valley's Front Porch Roll Call
According to Robert S. Stering's 2004 Police Officer's Handbook, a roll call is a briefing "where supervisors take attendance, inspect uniform and equipment, inform the oncoming shift of any outstanding incidents that may have occurred, inform officers of suspects to be looking out for, relate any law or procedural changes, and so on." While roll calls are a very common occurance in police departments around the state, the city of Fort Valley is taking the roll call to the community.
Setting the Millage Rate Webinar
On August 8, 2016, the Georgia Municipal Association in Cooperation with the Georgia Department of Revenue produced a live webinar entitled “Setting the Millage Rate.” The presenter for this webinar was Ellen Mills, Director of the Local Government Services Division at the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Municipal Policymaking Process
Blaine Williams, Athens-Clarke County Manager, provided an overview of the unified government's policy making process including a sample agenda report.
Statesboro’s "Right Start" Program
Statesboro's Right Start program is a development tool used in aiding potential businesses and developers to make their enterprises and ideas successful. In this video presentation, Statesboro Planning and Development Director Mandi Cody provides an overview of the program.
USDA Rural Development Webinar
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.
Cyber Security and Protecting City Data
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.
Service Delivery Strategy Webinar
Because many cities around the state are undergoing (or soon will be undergoing) the process of updating their SDS, GMA offered a series of workshops around the state to provide municipal officials with information about the requirements in the Service Delivery Act and suggestions for how to calculate tax equity.
Getting Your Rights-of Way-Right
This December 10, 2014 webinar reviews the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rules on cell tower siting and the placement of facilities in your rights-of-way.
DOAS Program Tutorials
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services provides a number of services Georgia's cities can take advantage of.
QuickBooks Pro Tutorials
The following recordings are the first in a series of webinars for Georgia cities that use QuickBooks Pro® 2013 for governmental accounting purposes.
Land Bank Authorities in Georgia
During this recorded live webinar, presenters provided an overview of land bank authorities (LBA), including changes enacted to the Land Bank Act of 2012 and how to determine the need for a LBA. Also discussed is how to establish or restart a LBA, as well as funding considerations. Special considerations for small and/or rural communities were also addressed.
Weapons in Georgia's Cities: 2014 Update
GMA has prepared three tutorials highlighting Georgia’s laws on weapons and firearms. Part 1 covers existing law, changes to such existing law, and background information. Part 2 covers government buildings, and Part 3 covers courthouses, schools, polling places, public housing, commercial service airports, and the discharge of firearms. Additionally, GMA has prepared a PowerPoint presentation of the tutorials and a quick summary of the new laws.
The Great Promise Partnership: How to Get Involved
The Great Promise Partnership brings together local government, private sector partners, schools, community partners, students and innovative programming to help at-risk students graduate and become productive members of their communities.
Budget Preparation for Small Cities
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.
Code Enforcement Webinar
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.
Tools for Code Enforcement
Creating an effective code enforcement program begins with an understanding of state law and the various legal tools available to local governments.