Posts From September, 2016

Valdosta Partners with UGA for Workforce Housing and Transportation Survey 

The City of Valdosta has partnered with the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Housing and Demographic Research Center to conduct a survey that will explore housing, neighborhood and transportation preferences among people working in Valdosta. Made... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM Categories: Administration Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

VFD Emphasizes the Importance of Working Smoke Detectors During Fire Prevention Month 

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and the Valdosta Fire Department has once again planned a variety of educational activities for residents of all ages. One of the simplest ways for families to protect their loved ones from fire is to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:22:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Announces 12 Opportunities to Serve the Community 

Citizens who seek a rewarding public service role in the community are encouraged to apply for the 12 opportunities available on the city's boards, commissions, authorities or advisory committees (BCAAC). These volunteer positions are designed to ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:02:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Press Release Public Information

Valdosta’s Clean Sweep Project Receives National Innovation Award 

An advanced City of Valdosta Engineering project, titled “A Clean Sweep of Data Collection,” has been recognized by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its creative and efficient approach to street sweeping, which... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:23:00 PM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting 

The City of Valdosta will host the 2016 Affordable Housing Summit and Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mildred M. Hunter Community Center, located at 509 S. Fry Street. The free event will provide affordable... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM Categories: Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

New Low-Interest Loans to Assist Valdosta Small Businesses 

Beginning Oct. 1, a new City of Valdosta program using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will make available low-interest loans of up to $10,000 each to qualifying new and existing small businesses within the City of Valdosta.... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:25:00 PM Categories: Finance Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

New Georgia Program Provides Mortgage Assistance to Homeowners 

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will launch a new mortgage assistance program on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that will allow citizens with underwater homes—homeowners who owe more than their home is currently worth—to apply for up to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:59:00 AM Categories: Neighborhood Development Press Release Public Information

Painting the Town! 

Selected local artists and artist teams painted the town on Saturday, Sept. 17 for the city’s first Dumpster Art public art project. This project, a collaboration between the City of Valdosta, Valdosta Main Street and the Annette Howell Turner... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, September 19, 2016 3:28:00 PM Categories: Main Street Public Information

VFD Receives $21K Homeland Security Grant for GSAR 

IN PHOTO: Ronnie Register (far right), Georgia Search and Rescue Coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, presented a $21,000 Homeland Security Grant check to Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome, who is accompanied by Assistant... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 16, 2016 8:15:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Grady Padgett Named September 2016 Employee of the Month 

In Photo: Grady Padgett (second from right) was joined by his wife Leanna and their three children Ein, Macey and Hannah, as he was named the City of Valdosta’s September 2016 Employee of the Month by Mayor John Gayle (far right) and City... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information
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