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December 8, 2016
On Dec. 7, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in partnership with the cities of College Park and East Point, hosted more than 100 elected city officials, municipal law enforcement officials and community members at the Georgia International Convention Center for GMA’s Regional Symposium on Community Policing.

 

November 10, 2016   |  Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Prevention Team
A special team from the Georgia Forestry Commission is reaching out to local residents, organizations and the media to share important information about fire prevention. As thousands of acres continue to burn across the region, GFC professionals are making personal connections to help keep people and property safe from wildfire.

 

October 24, 2016
The Georgia Department of Revenue needs all cities to designate a city official to receive information regarding a “refund claim of local significance”.  New legislation that became effective July 1, 2016, as a result of HB 960 requires the Department of Revenue to notify each local government affected by a “refund claim of local significance.”

 

October 3, 2016   |  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
For more than 35 years the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized preservation projects and individuals in the state who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. Each year, the Preservation Awards ceremony is held during the weekend of The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble. The poastmark deadline for nominations is Monday, November 7, 2016.

 

September 21, 2016
GMA webinars are conducted using the Adobe Connect platform. Follow the steps in this article to ensure that you are able to view all GMA webinars using Google Chrome.

 

September 12, 2016
At the Georgia Municipal Association we believe Georgia is home to some of the best cities in the nation. Cities that uphold strong and ethical values and practices that keep residents No. 1 and that make for the best places to Live, Work and Play. We’ve partnered with Georgia Trend Magazine to highlight exceptional Georgia cities with the 2017 Live, Work, Play Cities Award.

 

June 27, 2016
Two cities were recognized for earning the “Cities of Ethics,” designation at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah, June 28. The cities of Lenox and Pelham join more than 200 cities that have received the City of Ethics designation. 

 

June 27, 2016
GMA inducted Palmetto Mayor Clark Boddie, Perry Councilmember Phyllis Bynum-Grace, and former LaGrange City Manager Tom Hall into the Municipal Government Hall of Fame at the association’s annual convention in Savannah.

 

June 26, 2016
Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 26. He is the first official from the city of Dallas to serve as president of the association.

 

May 12, 2016
Scrap tire piles have presented local governments with management challenges for decades, but now that old problem could be breeding a new health threat. 

 

May 4, 2016
On the last day to sign or veto legislation, Governor Nathan Deal vetoed two pieces of legislation in which the Georgia Municipal Association was actively engaged.  

 

April 19, 2016
The Georgia Department of Revenue has begun notifying local governments about new fees they are responsible for as a result of the passage of House Bill 170, the Georgia Transportation Funding Act, during the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

 

April 8, 2016
When Vienna Mayor Hobby Stripling took the oath of office in January this year, it was exactly 48 years to the day since he’d first sworn to uphold the laws and serve the residents of Vienna. He served 20 years after being sworn in in 1968, but returned to office this year after retiring and returning to the place he’d called home for more than 50 years.

 

March 28, 2016
GMA has been named one of the Top Workplaces for 2016 in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. GMA was ranked 46 among 75 small workplaces in Atlanta, and was included in the newspaper’s March 27 coverage of top workplaces. 

 

March 17, 2016
The Georgia Motor Trucking Association’s (GMTA) lawsuit to limit use of local sales taxes on fuel to road and bridge projects came to an abrupt halt today when Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney granted a motion to dismiss the case

 

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