Posts in Category: Press Release

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 Residents can properly dispose of their outdated or unwanted electronics and reduce unnecessary clutter in time for the upcoming...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

VPD Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween 

The Valdosta Police Department has announced that the city's annual trick-or-treating festivities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valdosta youth are a part of an estimated 41 million... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, October 23, 2017 1:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

VFD Hosts Second Annual Firefighters Ball 

Public event raises funds and awareness for cancer and other illnesses for the Valdosta/Lowndes County community
The Valdosta Fire Department is hosting the Second Annual Firefighters Ball on Saturday, Nov.11, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, located at 1 Meeting Place in Valdosta. The night of food and fun will raise... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:26:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade Brings Cheer to Parkwood Patients 

The City of Valdosta is making the holiday season special for persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs who reside at the Parkwood Developmental Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., Mayor John Gayle, VFD Fire Chief... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:13:00 PM Categories: City Council Fire Press Release Public Information

City Announces 10 Opportunities to Serve the Community 

Citizens who seek a rewarding public service role in the community are encouraged to apply for the 10 opportunities available on the city's boards, commissions, authorities or advisory committees (BCAAC). These volunteer positions are designed... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:51:00 AM Categories: City Council Main Street Press Release Public Information
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