City Clerks

The City Clerk’s office provides information pertaining to Ordinances, Resolutions, City Council Agendas and Minutes, Municipal Code, Elections, Open Records, Authorities, Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees, official custodian of the City seal to be affixed to legal documents upon request, and provide notary public services for City legal requirements, contracts, and agreements.  To contact the City Clerks, call (229) 259-3500.
Teresa S. Bolden

Teresa S. Bolden, CMC

City Clerk

Teresa Bolden has been working in municipal government since 2002.  After completing intensive course instruction and testing, Teresa attained the Georgia Certified Municipal Clerk Certification through the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) in 2005.  In addition, Teresa obtained the Clerks Masters Education Management Development Certification through CVIOG  in 2017 after completing 60 hours of coursework and instruction as well as fulfilling the project requirements.    Teresa has also achieved the Certified Municipal Clerk designation through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) in 2012.   

Teresa has been a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) since 2002.  She served two terms as the District 11 Director for the Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) and served as President of the Association from 2014-2015. She was also selected as the 2011 Georgia Municipal Clerk of the Year for the GMC/FOA.  Other Committees that Teresa has served on include the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Board of Directors, the GMA Legislative Policy Committee, and the GMA Membership Services Advisory Committee from 2014-2015.  Teresa attended Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education.

To contact Teresa Bolden, City Clerk, please call (229) 259-3503.
Shirley Britt, Associate City Clerk

Shirley A. Britt

Associate City Clerk

Shirley Britt has spent the majority of her professional career working in city and state government and brings to the City of Valdosta years of experience.  In 2008 Shirley completed the required educational curriculum for Georgia Municipal Clerks through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and became a Certified Municipal Clerk.  She shares a unified vision with her sister clerks who proudly represent their cities, and welcomes the opportunity to help promote and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Valdosta.

Shirley has been a member of the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association where she served one term as Chairman of the Education Committee and assisted on the Hospitality Committee.  She is an avid military supporter,  serves on several boards in the community,  and currently chairs the City's Employee Relations Committee.   Shirley studied at Northeast Louisiana State University in Monroe, Louisiana.

To contact the Associate City Clerk, call 229-259-3500.




City Manager

L. Mark Barber


216 E. Central Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601


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