Georgia Cities Newspaper
Congressman Scott Addresses Congressional Action Team
The Georgia Congressional Action Team (CAT) held its inaugural meeting during the 2014 Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.
City and State Officials are Bound by Common Goals
Another Mayors’ Day Conference has come and gone. As usual, all the sessions provided lots of valuable information and plenty for me to think about in my role as a city official. The biggest takeaway for me, however, wasn’t something that I heard during one of the sessions. It was something that I saw.
The Dogs Almost Come Home; New Taxes Do Come Home' But Old Taxes Will Not (Yet the Fight Continues)
Of major importance to Georgia cities is the 11th Circuit’s recent refusal to allow the 250-plus city/county class action Plaintiffs from collecting back hotel/motel taxes from the Online Travel Companies in what has been over a five year ballet.
Leveraging the Creative Economy for Downtown Development
It has been a long standing tradition within the Georgia Main Street program to develop a strong network between practitioners and experts to build best practices in Georgia’s downtowns.
GMA Wins Award for Community Broadband Advocacy
The SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors recently announced that GMA will be one of three winners of SEATOA’s 2014 Community Broadband Advocacy Award.
Roswell Wins See.Walk.Cities Competition
In June of 2013, GMA partnered up with cMEcompete to create the first ever state-wide city challenge. “See.Walk.Cities” determined the most active city in Georgia. The initial goal of the program was to create awareness, support and excitement.
Dublin the Focus of Young Gamechangers Program
In January, GeorgiaForward kicked off its second annual Young Gamechangers program in Dublin convening 34 of the state’s most promising young leaders, with the goal of helping the community “re-vision’” itself as a vibrant 21st century community.
Mayors’ Day Speakers Talk Partnership, Economic Development
Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston all spoke about the state’s partnership with Georgia’s cities and economic development as they addressed more than 800 city officials at GMA’s 2014 Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.