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Georgia Gempler

Bloomberg Fellow

Georgia Gempler is a Program Manager of Health & Wellbeing at the National League of Cities (NLC) based in Washington, D.C., where her expertise lies at the intersection of municipal policy, cross-sector partnership, and civic infrastructure for community health. Georgia contributes to many areas of NLC's health portfolio, including working with cities to implement wastewater monitoring, form community violence prevention action plans, and work toward equitable health outcomes. Her primary focus is to improve community health and social cohesion through artist partnerships and arts methodologies. She works to combine creative placemaking and public health principles within municipal practices. Prior to NLC, Georgia worked for the Urban Land Institute's Advisory Services department, providing technical assistance for land use and built environment challenges.  

The National League of Cities relentlessly advocates for, and protects the interests of cities, towns, and villages by influencing federal policy, strengthening local leadership and driving innovative solutions. NLC provides education, research and analysis, policy best practices, technical assistance, and leadership and networking opportunities for municipal officials and staff. The NLC's Health and Wellbeing department centers the health implications of all that cities do, equipping municipal leaders with the tools to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities through comprehensive systems-level change. Their approaches prioritize governmental collaboration, developing equitable processes, and data-informed decision making to ensure cities are places where all residents have access to the resources they need to thrive. 

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