ABOUT THE GEORGIA MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
Created in 1933, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is the only state organization that
represents municipal governments in Georgia. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-protorganization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benet and technical
consulting services to its members.GMA’s membership currently totals 512 municipal governments, accounting for more than 99%
of the state’s municipal population. A 63-member Board of Directors, composed of city ofcials,
governs GMA. Program implementation is charged to the Executive Director and staff of over 80full-time employees.
ABOUT THE CARL VINSON INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
For more than 85 years, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has worked with public ofcials
throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people’s lives. FromGeorgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-daystatus as a national and international force in business, industry, and politics with a population of almost 10 million, the Institute has helped government leaders navigate change and forge strongdirections for a better Georgia.
Danny Bivins, Public Service Associate andPrincipal Investigator Carl Vinson Institute of Government(706) 583-0856dbivinsuga.edu Al Outland, Director, Strategic InitiativesGeorgia Municipal Association(678) email@example.com://www.gmanet.com
Jeremy Arnett, Landscape ArchitectureGraduate Assistant, College of Environmentand Design at the University of GeorgiaKaitlin McShea, Senior Graphic Designer, CarlVinson Institute of Governmentkmcshea1@uga.edu