Posts in Category: Press Release

Nov.,-Dec. 2017 City Beat Available Online 

The November-December 2017 City Beat Newsletter is available for download from the City of Valdosta website. Stories in this issue include City Manager Larry Hanson's retirement, Small Business Saturday, Citizens Fire Academy graduation, 2018 Bird... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:35:00 PM Categories: City Beat Newsletter Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Announces Thanksgiving Sanitation Schedule 

The City of Valdosta will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, as always, Valdosta sanitation crews will be out collecting from their regular routes. Please note that the Sanitation Division will... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:10:00 PM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works Sanitation Schedules

Lt. Dereck Willis Named Valdosta Employee of the Month 

From Left: Erin Willis, Lt. Dereck Willis, Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mayor John Gayle. Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Lt. Dereck Willis as the November 2017 Employee of the Month at the ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Kicks Off Holiday Season, Dec. 1 

Holiday events include Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Parade
City of Valdosta Light Equipment Operator Lonnie Ledbetter places the star on the 30-foot Christmas tree assembled on the front lawn of Valdosta City Hall. The public is invited to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting that will be held here on... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:24:00 AM Categories: Main Street Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Fall Electronics Recycling Event, Nov. 18 

IN PHOTO: Volunteers retrieve unwanted electronics from a citizen's trailer at the April 2017 E-recycling event. Residents can properly dispose of their outdated or unwanted electronics and reduce unnecessary clutter in time for the upcoming... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, November 10, 2017 7:51:00 AM Categories: Press Release Public Information Public Works

Valdosta Mayor and Council Appoint Mark Barber as Interim City Manager 

The City of Valdosta Mayor and Council appointed Assistant City Manager Mark Barber as the Interim City Manager at the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. Effective Dec. 8, 2017, Barber will fill the vacancy left by City Manager Larry Hanson, who has been ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:57:00 PM Categories: Administration Finance Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Chief Franklin McMillan Named Employee of the Month 

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle, Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell honored Battalion Chief Franklin McMillan as the October 2017 Employee of the Month at the Oct. 12 City Council meeting. Chief McMillan received a ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:29:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Manager Larry Hanson Retires From Valdosta with Exceptional 42-Year Career 

Hanson has been named the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director
Larry Hanson will retire from the City of Valdosta, effective Dec. 8 after 42 years of public service, 22 of which he served as the Valdosta City Manager. Hanson will assume his new role as the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director,... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:58:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Engineering Finance Fire Human Resources Police Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities

City Schedules Maintenance and Repairs to Sewer System 

City of Valdosta Utilities Department has scheduled two sewer main repairs, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, that will maintain the health of the city’s sewer collection system. Both of these issues were identified through the city’s smoke testing program which has... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:27:00 PM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information Utilities

VFD Lt. Justin Ply Named 2017 Firefighter of the Year  

IN PHOTO: Administrative Battalion Chief Ronald Skrine, Lt. Justin Ply, and Exchange Club President Brittny Hammock. Lt. Justin Ply has been hanging around fire departments since age 15, when older friends of the family mentored him into what ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:14:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information
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