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Videos + Webinars

Energy and Operations Reinvestment Webinar 
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.

IT Security Challenges 
May 24, 2017
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 
February 16, 2017
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.

Fair Labor Standards Act Basics with New DOL Overtime Rules Fair Labor Standards Act Basics with New DOL Overtime Rules 
November 23, 2016
UPDATED: The Labor Department’s contentious overtime rule was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Texas, putting one of President Obama's top regulatory initiatives in jeopardy.

Zika Overview by the Georgia Department of Public Health Zika Overview by the Georgia Department of Public Health 
November 14, 2016   |  Georgia Department of Public Health
This information about the Zika virus was presented by Georgia Department of Public Health staff at the GMA District 10 and 11 Fall 2016 Meetings.

Watkinsville - The Artland of Georgia Watkinsville - The Artland of Georgia 
August 29, 2016   |  Mayor Charles Ivie
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 Fort Valley's Front Porch Roll Call 
August 23, 2016
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 Setting the Millage Rate Webinar 
August 17, 2016
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.

GMA Workshop Series: Budget and Revenue Forecasting 
June 21, 2016
GMA offered regional workshops in May and June 2016 to provide municipal officials with information about budgeting and revenue forecasting.

Municipal Policymaking Process Municipal Policymaking Process 
January 21, 2016
Blaine Williams, Athens-Clarke County Manager, provided an overview of the unified government's policy making process including a sample agenda report. 

GMA Workshop Series: DOR Local Government Services 
December 17, 2015
GMA offered regional workshops in December 2015 to provide municipal officials with information about local revenues that are administered by the Department of Revenue. 

Statesboro’s "Right Start" Program Statesboro’s "Right Start" Program 
September 24, 2015
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. 

GMA Workshop Series: State and Federal Agency Resources 
September 10, 2015
GMA recently completed a series of five workshops around the state featuring representatives from state and federal agencies sharing information about resources available to cities in Georgia.

Newly Elected Officials Orientation Newly Elected Officials Orientation 
July 30, 2015
In this video, Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon provides an overview of Woodstock's Newly Elected Officials Orientation process. 

USDA Rural Development Webinar 
June 15, 2015
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 Cyber Security and Protecting City Data  
April 29, 2015
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.

Hall County Joint Municipal Association: Reaping the Benefits of Local Collaboration Hall County Joint Municipal Association: Reaping the Benefits of Local Collaboration 
April 28, 2015
In this video presentation, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown provides an overview of the Hall County Joint Municipal Association, a tool used in Hall County to facilitate collaboration between the cities and county on a variety of issues.

Elections Webinar: Special Elections & Changing Precincts and Polling Places Elections Webinar: Special Elections & Changing Precincts and Polling Places 
February 26, 2015
This webinar from the Georgia Secreatry of State's Office is focused on the 2015 municipal election cycle and includes information regarding March special elections and changing municipal precincts and polling places.

Service Delivery Strategy Webinar Service Delivery Strategy Webinar 
December 15, 2014
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 Getting Your Rights-of Way-Right 
December 13, 2014
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 DOAS Program Tutorials 
November 14, 2014
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services provides a number of services Georgia's cities can take advantage of.

QuickBooks Pro Tutorials QuickBooks Pro Tutorials 
July 17, 2014
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 Land Bank Authorities in Georgia 
June 18, 2014
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 Weapons in Georgia's Cities: 2014 Update 
June 11, 2014
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: How to Get Involved 
March 6, 2014
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.

Disruptive Demographics in Georgia: Implications for Global Competitiveness Disruptive Demographics in Georgia: Implications for Global Competitiveness  
February 11, 2014
Dr. James Johnson, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discussed disruptive economics during GMA's 2014 Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta, noting that the country and Georgia are becoming more diverse and older.

Navigating the Reporting Requirements of SAVE and E-Verify Navigating the Reporting Requirements of SAVE and E-Verify 
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.

Budget Preparation for Small Cities Budget Preparation for Small Cities 
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.

Code Enforcement Webinar Code Enforcement Webinar 
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.

Tools for Code Enforcement Tools for Code Enforcement 
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.

Debt Collection Service Webinar Debt Collection Service Webinar 
May 31, 2011
This webinar about GMA's Debt Collection Service reviews online tools for submitting placements and tracking collections.

Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue Management Services Webinar Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue Management Services Webinar 
View this webinar to learn more about GMA's Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue Management Services. It was recorded on September 15, 2011.

E-Verify Webinars from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.