Georgia Municipal Association 2014 Mayor’s Day Conference
In January, the Georgia Municipal Association hosted the 2014 Mayor's Day Conference in Atlanta. Keynote was Presentor Dr. James Johnson Jr. Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Insititute for Private Enterprise; William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a demographics expert. Among the trends he discussed were the vanishing of men from the white collar workplace, the shortage in service industry employees needed to match the growing senior population, and the deficit of social services matching the needs of the working class. It was an eye opener. Georgia Trend Publisher Ben Young also spoke at the event, discussing Georgia Trend's February Hub Cities article.