This past Thursday, Mayor Owens attended the GMA Member Services Advisory Council meeting held in Milledgeville, Ga. The Council consists of elected officials and staff from cities of all sizes throughout the state. They provide ongoing guidance to GMA staff on the service needs of member cities. Mayor Owens has served on the Advisory Council for two years. The Mayor also serves as GMA's District 10 Third Vice President.

Georgia Municipal Association, GMA, is a state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. This association provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its members, such as Camilla.

Mayor Owens commented, "Today was another great example of the importance of collaboration. The Advisory Council collective ideas created a list of recommendations that will hopefully assist municipal governments in becoming more innovative, effective, and responsive -- I'm proud to be part of this team."

This year, the Advisory Council made recommendations related to Disaster Recovery, Mental Health and Wellness in Cities, and Professional Development and Services.