Tim Carroll, a dedicated public servant currently representing District 5 on the Valdosta City Council, has a rich background in community service and a commitment to enhancing the well-being of Valdosta's citizens. Councilman Carroll was first elected in 2007 and now serves in his 5th term in office.
With a track record of active involvement in various organizations and initiatives, Councilman Carroll serves on the South Georgia Military Affairs Council, contributing his expertise to matters concerning the region's military presence. Additionally, he is a member of the Valdosta/Lowndes Conference and Tourism Authority Board, playing a crucial role in promoting the area's tourism and conference activities.
His commitment to responsible governance is evident through his role on the City of Valdosta's Banking and Audit Task Force. Councilman Carroll's versatility is showcased by his participation in task forces addressing critical issues within the city, including the Brownsfield Grant Task Force, the Storm and Waste-Water Task Force, and the Task Force on Violence.
Councilman Carroll's dedication to community support is further underscored by his membership in the Moody Support Group, actively participating in initiatives benefiting the military community. His commitment to continuous learning is reflected in his educational achievements, including graduating from Darton College in 1978, Leadership Lowndes in 1994, and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development in 2010. Moreover, he has completed over 140 hours of UGA/GMA Municipal Elected Official Training, staying well-informed on municipal governance.
In terms of his professional background, Councilman Carroll opened and managed Farmers Home Furniture Co. from 1984 to 2021 before retiring. His impact on the community extends beyond the council, as he served as the Chairman and member of the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission from 1993 to 2008. In 2006, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board for the Valdosta/Lowndes Co. Chamber of Commerce, contributing to the region's economic development.
Councilman Carroll's contributions have not gone unnoticed, earning him prestigious awards and recognitions. He was honored as the A. L. Girardin/Chamber Member of the Year in 2003 and 2007. In 2011, he received the Valdosta/Lowndes Co. Chamber of Commerce "Champion of Business Award" and the Certificate of Achievement from the UGA Municipal Training Institute.
On a personal note, Councilman Carroll was born in Bernice, Louisiana. He is married to Clinton Carroll, an educator at Lowndes Co. High School. The couple has a son, Nathan, who resides and works in Albany, GA. With a heart for service and a wealth of experience, Councilman Tim Carroll continues to make a positive impact on the community he calls home. His current term is set to expire on December 31, 2027.