Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful

Purpose

The Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB) Board assists the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County in establishing community-wide policies for decreasing the amount of litter in our community and for promoting and establishing beautification programs.  The responsibilities of the KLVB are:  (1) to promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment of the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County, (2) to initiate, plan, direct, and coordinate educational programs for litter control for the community on a sustainable basis, (3) to implement and maintain the Keep America Beautiful system, (4) to study, investigate, and develop plans for improving the health, sanitation, safety, and cleanliness of the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County by beautifying the streets, highways, alleys, river and stream banks, lots, yards, and other similar places, (5) to encourage the placing, planting, and/or preservation of trees, flowers, plants, shrubbery, and other objects of ornamentation in the City and County, (6) to advise, recommend plans, and cooperate with other agencies for the beautification of Valdosta and Lowndes County, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge or change the powers and duties of other commissions, departments, boards, and like agencies of the City of Valdosta or Lowndes County, (7) to appoint and select staff and agents, and set compensation, (8) to adopt and amend bylaws and regulations for the conduct and management of the Board, and (9) to elect officers from the Board’s membership. 

Members

The Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful Board is comprised of twelve members with four appointed by the City, four by the County, and four by the KLVB Board.  Members will serve a three-year term.  

City

  • Carl Onyeka - Term Expires 06/30/17
  • Molly Ferrier (Chairman) - Term Expires 06/30/19
  • Ike Harbuck (fill unexpired term of Audrey King who resigned)- Term Expires 06/30/17
  • Miranda Moore - (Secretary) - Term Expires 06/30/18

County

  • Greg Powell (Treasurer) - Term Expires 06/30/19
  • Vivian Miller-Cody (Vice Chairman) - Term Expires 06/30/18
  • Molly Stoltz - Term Expires 06/30/18
  • Kimberly Hobbs  (Fill unexpired term of Nick Hinson) - Term Expires 06/30/17

KLVB

  • Laurie Windham - Term Expires 06/30/19
  • JaTaryia Thomas - Term Expires 06/30/17
  • Emily Rogers - Term Expires 06/30/19
  • Darcy Gunter (Fill unexpired term of Gloria Caucher) - Term Expires 06/30/17

Meetings

The Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful Board meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 300 North Lee Street, Valdosta.  View the 2017 KLVB Meeting Schedule.

Interested in Serving

Any City resident interested in serving on the Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful Board should submit a completed General Membership Application and a signed Code of Ethics Form to Teresa Bolden, City Clerk,  located in the City Manager and Mayor's office in City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.  Citizens interested in applying for a KLVB slot should submit a completed KLVB Application to Aaron Strickland, KLVB Executive Director, P. O. Box 1125, Valdosta, GA 31603-1125.

More Information

For more information, please contact Teresa Bolden, City Clerk, at (229) 259-3503 or E-mail or  contact Aaron Strickland, Executive Director, Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful Board, at 229-671-3698 or E-Mail.