Posts From July, 2017

Transforming Trash into (Art) Treasure 

Artists sought for Second Annual Dumpster Art Project
Download 2017 Dumpster Art Application Turning trash dumpsters into public art is more than just “putting lipstick on a pig.” The innovative community activity transforms necessary but unsightly garbage containers into works of arts,... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:14:00 PM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information Public Works

Valdosta Receives 2017 APWA Project of the Year Award 

City recognized for construction of wastewater system projects
From left: APWA-GA Chapter President Terrence Simpkins, Mayor John Gayle, Utilities Director Henry Hicks, City Manager Larry Hanson, and APWA President Elect Bo Mills. The City of Valdosta received the 2017 Project of the Year Award from the... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:04:00 AM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities

GDOT Announces I-75 Resurfacing near Valdosta 

No road work weekdays between 7 a.m-7 pm
VALDOSTA – A major Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project to resurface 14 miles of Interstate 75 in Lowndes County is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The section of interstate from south of the Cook County line to south of Exit... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:46:00 AM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information

Valdosta is First Stop in Second Annual Songwriter Series 

Back by popular demand, performances feature 18 artists in six cities
ATLANTA , July 24, 2017 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division today announced the 2nd annual ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series, which will take place in six cities across the state from August through... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, July 24, 2017 12:58:00 PM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information

Heart of the City Unveiled 

A crowd gathered on the front lawn of Valdosta City Hall on July 20 for the unveiling of a new piece of art. "Low-Poly Heart," created by artist Matthew Duffy from Washington, D.C., is on loan to the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) for a... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, July 21, 2017 10:08:00 AM Categories: Press Release Public Information

Local Talent Recognized at July 17 Photo Contest Awards Reception 

“Little Big Shots” trio scheduled to perform opening act
2016 Best of Show winner Pricilla Sumner, “Butterfly Kisses.” For nearly a decade, Valdostans have been capturing the beauty of our community through the lens of the beholder. On Monday, July 17, Mayor John Gayle will announce the... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:26:00 AM Categories: Press Release Public Information

Donation to VFD Breathes Life into Rescued Pets 

VFD firefighters rescue pup from recent Valdosta home fire. View Msg from Chief Broome The Valdosta Fire Department received a donation of pet oxygen masks from Invisible Fence® Brand's Project Breathe that will allow firefighters to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:34:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Beat Newsletter Available Online 

The July-August 2017 City Beat newsletter is available for download from the City of Valdosta website. Many topics are included in this issue such as various public involvement programs, ways to serve in the community, tips from conserving water to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:35:00 AM Categories: City Beat Newsletter Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Welcomes New Moody Commander 

Commander makes history as first female
Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson welcomes new 23d Wing Commander Col. Jennifer Short at the July 10 Change of Command ceremony. MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Jennifer M. Short took command of the 23d Wing from Col. Thomas E. Kunkel... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, July 10, 2017 11:24:00 AM Categories: Administration Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Receives GPP Trailblazer Award 

Pictured from left: Mark Barber, Assistant City Manager; Alvin Payton Jr., Valdosta Mayor Pro Tem; Dorothy Hubbard, GMA President and Albany Mayor; Vivian Miller-Cody, Councilwoman; John Gayle, Valdosta Mayor; Sandra Tooley, Councilwoman;... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:45:00 PM Categories: Engineering Finance Fire Human Resources Neighborhood Development Police Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities
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