Vivian Miller-Cody is a native who was born and raised in Lowndes County. She is a 1971 graduate of Valdosta High School. After high school, she developed a love and a passion for working with people and collaborating with community stakeholders to embrace and support various initiatives that acknowledge the importance of community building and outreach.
As a productive member of the workforce, she has successfully served and led in the following roles: Manager for the Second Harvest Food Bank (1990-1993), Branch Manager for a Community Recreation Center through LODAC (1993-1995), Classification Officer for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department (1995-2005), and bus driver for the Valdosta City Schools (2005-2015).
Being focused on community outreach and servant leadership, Vivian has also been led to pursue a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix (2012 graduate). She is also attending Capella University as a graduate student to pursue a master's degree in school counseling. Overall, she considers herself as a lifelong learner that is dedicated to serving her community as a faithful and loyal council member. In addition, she is committed to advocating for others in order to promote and sustain a thriving culture for the current and future citizens of the Valdosta/Lowndes County area.
Councilwoman Miller-Cody was first elected to the City Council in November 2015. She served one full term from 2016-2019 and was re-elected in November 2019. Her current term will expire 12/31/23.