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June 11, 2019
In 2017, the Georgia Municipal Association established Georgia City Solutions, Inc., a non-profit organization to fund initiatives that will help build vibrant, economically prosperous and well-managed cities and improve the quality of life of municipal residents.

 

June 10, 2019
Alex Gregory is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

 

June 10, 2019
Malcolm Mitchell is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

 

June 10, 2019
Joan Higginbotham is one of the leaders giving a speech during the convention’s General Session, which is taking place Sunday, June 23, at 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. in the Chatham Ballroom at the Savannah Convention Center.

 

June 3, 2019
As a result of input from city officials across the state during various listening sessions held this spring, GMA’s Legislative Policy Council (LPC) has proposed 2020 Legislative Policies for consideration by GMA’s six policy committees at the GMA Annual Convention in Savannah.

 

May 14, 2019   |  State Purchasing Division of the Department of Administrative Services
House Bill 322 was passed by the General Assembly during the 2019 Legislative Session making positive changes for cities in complying with state procurement law.

 

May 2, 2019
“This year’s convention will offer sessions and presentations that allow attendees to enhance their leadership skills while uncovering ways to make Georgia the best place to live, work and play.” - GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson.
 

 

April 24, 2019
Life just got a little sweeter in the city of Sugar Hill. The community’s E Center, an 180,000 square foot mixed use development owned and operated by the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), features entertainment, dining and commercial space as well as a community gym and the Art Deco-style Eagle Theatre.

 

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. 

 

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