Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle unveils Alpharetta's newest street – Marjean Way – named in honor of prominent citizen Marjean Wood Birt. Photo courtesy of the See related story.


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House Bill 60, a comprehensive firearms and weapons bill, passed both chambers of the Georgia Legislature on March 20, 2014 and has been signed by Gov. Deal. Its provisions affecting Georgia's cities become effective July 1, 2014.
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Governance is a Team Sport
Lamar Norton
GMA Executive Director
August 4, 2014

Many cities are doing great and have moved beyond the great recession. However, it is also sad to note that many cites, especially those from the more rural areas of the state, are still facing challenges. There are some outside forces at work—things beyond the control of city officials—but some of what is happening is self-inflicted.

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Safe Places to Play Grants | U.S. Soccer Foundation | Due: 9/24/2014

Georgia’s Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant | Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) | Due: 10/31/2014

Youth Athletic Programs and Camps Grant | Finish Line Youth Foundation | Due: 9/30/2014

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GMA, in partnership with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, offers more than forty training courses for mayors and councilmembers through the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute.

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2014 Downtown Conference

2014 Downtown Conference

The 2014 Georgia Downtown Conference will take place August 20-22 in Decatur, Georgia.

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