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April 22, 2019
Kick off GA Cities Week 2019 with this video from Rome highlighting the city's "True Colors."

 

April 10, 2019
Our hearts are heavy and filled with grief due to the passing of Georgia Cities Foundation President Mike Starr on April 6th. Mr. Starr had served as the Foundation's President since its inception in 1999. We will miss his visionary leadership and passion for downtowns.

 

April 3, 2019
The Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. (GMA) is soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing Construction Management At-Risk services for the construction of a project known as the Georgia Municipal Association New Headquarters and Renovation Project.

 

April 1, 2019
It’s important to know who you’re doing business with at GMA’s 2019 annual convention. There have been several reports of suspicious communications directed towards attendees and exhibitors, so please keep in mind the following as you plan and prepare to visit Savannah in June...
 

 

March 11, 2019   |  Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Since late February 2019, issuers of certain municipal bonds have been required to disclose to investors information about significant bank loans and other financial obligations, as well as events reflecting financial difficulties related to those financial obligations.
 

 

March 4, 2019
The good news for local governments still waiting for payments from January 911 surcharges is they’re actually not late. The bad news is the payments won’t be issued until late March.

 

February 26, 2019   |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Imagine this: Under a proposed law, your neighbor can finally finish their home redesign, complete with bright orange paint and a two-car garage coming right up to the street. It’s an obvious eyesore, but one local governments are powerless to stop. 

 

February 11, 2019
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geor­gia Cities Foundation (GCF). Since GCF’s founding, Georgia’s downtowns have improved significantly due to the foundation’s programs and services.

 

February 11, 2019
On Jan. 27, nine cities re­ceived a 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by GMA, in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

 

February 1, 2019
GMA’s six policy committees met during GMA’s 2019 Mayors’ Day Conference and hosted more than a dozen General Assembly members, departmental officials, and subject matter experts who touched on current and expected issues of interest to Georgia city officials.

 

January 31, 2019
The Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. (GMA) is soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing professional architectural services for the construction of a project known as the Georgia Municipal Association New Headquarters and Renovation Project, located in Atlanta, Georgia, consisting of a new building, a parking deck, and a renovation of an existing building.

 

January 30, 2019
Georgia's cities concluded the annual Mayors' Day Conference with a rally at the State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 28. 

 

January 18, 2019
The House Rural Development Council (RDC) released its recommendations for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session on Dec. 6, 2018, shortly after their final meeting in Dahlonega. 

 

January 17, 2019
On May 7, 2018, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 402, the “Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act.” This legislation outlines a multi-agency strategy to provide for planning, incentives and deployment of broadband services to unserved areas throughout the state. The key agencies tasked with developing a multi-faceted approach to statewide broadband planning and implementation include the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Georgia’s State Properties Commission (GSPC). These key agencies form the ACE Project Team.

 

 

January 17, 2019
Passed with more than 82 percent of the vote, the Outdoor Stewardship Act is intended to “promote stewardship for state parks, state lands and wildlife management areas, support local parks and trails and protect critical conservation land.”

 

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