Councilman Robert Yost is a 33-year resident of Valdosta and a 1982 graduate of Valdosta State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Councilman Yost also received a Master's degree in Education in 1986 from Valdosta State University. He has been employed by Special Olympics Georgia as Chief Operating Officer for 25 years. Councilman Yost is married to the former Lynn Ledbetter of St. Simons Island, who is Director of Children's Ministries at Park Avenue United Methodist Church. He and his wife have three daughters and are members of Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Councilman Yost currently serves on the Valdosta/Lowndes County Land Bank Authority and the Georgia Municipal Association Natural Resources and Environmental Committee. He was first elected to the City Council in 2001, and his current term will end 12/31/17.