In September and October of 2018, ACCG and GMA co-hosted a regional workshop series to inform local officials about telecommunications issues in Georgia, including the technology and equipment needed to provide wireless and fiber broadband service to Georgia’s urban and metro areas, current telecom law, franchise and right-of-way agreements, and federal and state legislation. This article contains video and slide decks from one of these workshops.
Macon-Bibb County representatives walk webinar participants through a lighting replacement plan and process with the assistance of the vendor, Philips Lighting.
During the spring of 2018, GMA offered a workshop focusing on background check, alcohol licensing, and ISO community ratings in various locations throughout the state. Representatives from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and ISO made presentations and answered questions about the topics.
Home Depot representatives walk webinar participants through the sign-up process and data review for the Home Depot eProcurement Program offered through GMA.
This webinar, presented by Christie Williams and Trent Egbert of Schneider Electric, focuses on the use of performance contracts as a means for city governments in Georgia to lower operating costs through investment in efficient city infrastructure. During the webinar, the presenters focus on the strategies cities should employ when seeking an energy service company for this type of performance contracting.
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, cyber security expert Iven Connary of vSector Security Technologies provided webinar participants with an overview of both the challenges and potential solutions for enhancing IT security. This recording of this webinar, presented within this article, is beneficial generally for city staff and elected officials.
Many cities have worked with telecommunications companies seeking to place equipment on water tank towers and cell towers on public rights of way. As these companies increasingly compete for better wireless coverage, they have begun to rely more on specialty companies that approach cities about placing “small cells” in the public right of way.
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Many historical towns/villages are identified by statues of famous people telling a compelling story of place and culture. Watkinsville does not have such a monument, though its history extends to the beginning of the 19th century. What it does have is art, and a thriving community pride in its growing reputation as the Artland of Georgia.
Police Officer's Handbook, a roll call is a briefing "where supervisors take attendance, inspect uniform and equipment, inform the oncoming shift of any outstanding incidents that may have occurred, inform officers of suspects to be looking out for, relate any law or procedural changes, and so on." While roll calls are a very common occurance in police departments around the state, the city of Fort Valley is taking the roll call to the community.
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On August 8, 2016, the Georgia Municipal Association in Cooperation with the Georgia Department of Revenue produced a live webinar entitled “Setting the Millage Rate.” The presenter for this webinar was Ellen Mills, Director of the Local Government Services Division at the Georgia Department of Revenue.
GMA offered regional workshops in May and June 2016 to provide municipal officials with information about budgeting and revenue forecasting.
Blaine Williams, Athens-Clarke County Manager, provided an overview of the unified government's policy making process including a sample agenda report.
GMA offered regional workshops in December 2015 to provide municipal officials with information about local revenues that are administered by the Department of Revenue.
Statesboro's Right Start program is a development tool used in aiding potential businesses and developers to make their enterprises and ideas successful. In this video presentation, Statesboro Planning and Development Director Mandi Cody provides an overview of the program.
GMA recently completed a series of five workshops around the state featuring representatives from state and federal agencies sharing information about resources available to cities in Georgia.
In this video, Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon provides an overview of Woodstock's Newly Elected Officials Orientation process.
This GMA hosted webinar features staff from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sharing information on programs and funding opportunities offered through its Rural Development division.
This GMA webinar on protecting your city's data was done in partnership with Sophicity and was recorded live during a regional workshop on Friday, April 24, 2015. Nathan Eisner of Sophicity was the presenter.
In this video presentation, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown provides an overview of the Hall County Joint Municipal Association, a tool used in Hall County to facilitate collaboration between the cities and county on a variety of issues.
This webinar from the Georgia Secreatry of State's Office is focused on the 2015 municipal election cycle and includes information regarding March special elections and changing municipal precincts and polling places.
Because many cities around the state are undergoing (or soon will be undergoing) the process of updating their SDS, GMA offered a series of workshops around the state to provide municipal officials with information about the requirements in the Service Delivery Act and suggestions for how to calculate tax equity.
This December 10, 2014 webinar reviews the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rules on cell tower siting and the placement of facilities in your rights-of-way.
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services provides a number of services Georgia's cities can take advantage of.
The following recordings are the first in a series of webinars for Georgia cities that use QuickBooks Pro® 2013 for governmental accounting purposes.
During this recorded live webinar, presenters provided an overview of land bank authorities (LBA), including changes enacted to the Land Bank Act of 2012 and how to determine the need for a LBA. Also discussed is how to establish or restart a LBA, as well as funding considerations. Special considerations for small and/or rural communities were also addressed.
GMA has prepared three tutorials highlighting Georgia’s laws on weapons and firearms. Part 1 covers existing law, changes to such existing law, and background information. Part 2 covers government buildings, and Part 3 covers courthouses, schools, polling places, public housing, commercial service airports, and the discharge of firearms. Additionally, GMA has prepared a PowerPoint presentation of the tutorials and a quick summary of the new laws.
The Great Promise Partnership brings together local government, private sector partners, schools, community partners, students and innovative programming to help at-risk students graduate and become productive members of their communities.
Dr. James Johnson, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discussed disruptive economics during GMA's 2014 Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta, noting that the country and Georgia are becoming more diverse and older.
GMA conducted a one hour webinar on December 5, 2013 to highlight recent changes to Georgia’s immigration laws and to review reporting requirements for SAVE and E-Verify.
This webinar about GMA's Debt Collection Service reviews online tools for submitting placements and tracking collections.
View this webinar to learn more about GMA's Hotel/Motel Tax Revenue Management Services. It was recorded on September 15, 2011.